Biomass liquefaction or carboxylolysis is essentially the production of a liquid fuel by the reaction of pulverized biomass in a slurry medium with carbon monoxide in the presence of an alkaline catalyst. Reaction conditions require high pressure (150–250 atm), moderately high temperature (300–350°C), and residence time of 10–30 min.


Centrifugal Compressor Molten Slag Surge Tank Syngas Production Catalyst Recovery 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. E. Lindemuth
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  1. 1.Bechtel National, Inc.San FranciscoUSA

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