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Wood Pyrolysis in Pre-Vacuum Chamber

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Climate change, global warming, and energy crisis are critical issues to be solved urgently in a global framework. Alternative energy and renewable energy technologies must be quickly developed to be substituted for fossil fuels like oil, gases, and coal. USA, UE, and Japan invested huge budgets to develop biomass renewable energy technology. Their target is to develop a commercial base large-scaled plant. On the other hand, in developing countries, especially in rural areas, people who can access electricity is still less than 70%, To decelerate or prevent global warming and improve electrification in rural areas, a new technology for wood pyrolysis, which requires low manufacturing cost and less maintenance, and of which gases are directly applicable to the gas engine generator, is developed in a laboratory scale. This paper reports the performance of this new plant and effects of several parameters on the performance. It is concluded that the new technology is quite feasible in rural areas, and upgrading of the plant is easily possible.

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H. Homma, H. Homma, Y.   and M. Idris, "Wood Pyrolysis in Pre-Vacuum Chamber," Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 243-249. doi: 10.4236/jsbs.2013.34033.

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