CE07 - Chimie moléculaire

Catalytic pyrolysis of solids – Pycasso

Submission summary

This project deals with the catalytic pyrolysis of biomass to produce green aromatics (p-xylene, toluene, etc.). We propose a method to select stable and selective catalysts. Various catalysts will be tested under conditions relevant for the catalytic pyrolysis in dual fluidized bed (DFB) reactors. Their stability toward coke deposit, regeneration, ash coating, attrition, etc. will be addressed. A new DFB lab-scale reactor will be built. Its design will be based on apparent rates of pyrolysis and oxidation of carbons and on hydrodynamics of the particles. Mass balance obtained from this device will be integrated under Aspen Plus software. Mass and energy balances of an integrated process will be determined by Aspen Plus. A first economical study will enable to figure out the development of an eventual demonstration platform.

Project coordination

Jean-Dominique COMPAROT (Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LRGP Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés
IC2MP Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers
LCS Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie

Help of the ANR 370,524 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 48 Months

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