Production and characterization of bio-oil and biochar from rapeseed cake

Ozcimen D., Karaosmanoglu F.

RENEWABLE ENERGY, vol.29, no.5, pp.779-787, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.renene.2003.09.006
  • Title of Journal : RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.779-787


New and renewable fuels are the major alternatives to conventional fossil fuels. Biomass in the form of agricultural residues is becoming popular among new renewable energy sources, especially given its wide potential and abundant usage. Pyrolysis is the most important process among the thermal conversion processes of biomass. In this study, the production of bio-oil and biochar from rapeseed cake obtained by cold extraction pressing was investigated and the various characteristics of biochar and bio-oil acquired under static atmospheric conditions were identified. The biochar obtained are carbon rich, with high heating value and relatively pollution-free potential solid biofuel. The bio-oil product was presented as an environmentally friendly green biofuel candidate. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.