Hydrothermal liquefaction of agricultural and forestry wastes: state-of-the-art review and future prospects

Leichang Cao, Cheng Zhang, Huihui Chen, Chiu Wa Tsang, Gang Luo, Shicheng Zhang, Jianmin Chen

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Abstract

This article summarizes and discusses the conversion of agricultural and forestry wastes by hydrothermal liquefaction. The history and development of hydrothermal liquefaction technology for lignocellulosic biomass are briefly introduced. The research status in hydrothermal liquefaction of agricultural and forestry wastes is critically reviewed, particularly for the effects of liquefaction conditions on bio-oil yield and the decomposition mechanisms of main components in biomass. The limitations of hydrothermal liquefaction of agricultural and forestry wastes are discussed, and future research priorities are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1184-1193
Number of pages10
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Agricultural waste
  • Bio-oil production
  • Forestry waste
  • Hydrothermal liquefaction
  • Lignocellulosic biomass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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