Portable Biomass Liquid/Gaseous Fuel Reactor

Period of Performance: 01/25/2008 - 10/22/2008


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Renewable OIL International LLC
3115 Northington Court
Florence, AL 35630
Principal Investigator


The goal of this project proposed by Renewable Oil International® LLC (ROI) will be to demonstrate the feasibility of a basic reactor design capable of reliably producing a high grade alternative fuel using the widest range possible of biomass feedstock types with minimal or no adjustments or modifications. ROI has developed a simple, innovative fast pyrolysis process for converting various forms of biomass into a bio-oil, char, and syngas and has piloted the process using clean woody materials and poultry litter. This proposal will build on ROI s experience in system design and plant operations to research the front-end processing requirements for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste, conduct test runs of shredded organic solid wastes to determine plant performance, characterize the products produced, prepare preliminary engineering designs for integrated processing systems, and conduct preliminary economic analyses for the integrated processing systems.