Batelle developed a mobile pyrolysis unit capable of converting one ton of pine chips into 130 gallons of (wet) bio-crude oil. This intermediate bio-oil then can be upgraded by hydrotreatment into a gas/diesel blend or jet fuel. Battelle’s testing of the bio-based gasoline alternative suggests that it can be blended with existing gasoline. The unit can be transported on a flat-bed 18-wheel truck.

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