Characterization of biochar and bio-oil samples obtained from carbonization of various biomass materials

Ozcimen D., Ersoy-Mericboyu A.

RENEWABLE ENERGY, vol.35, pp.1319-1324, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.renene.2009.11.042
  • Journal Name: RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1319-1324
  • Keywords: Biochar, Bio-oil, Apricot stone, Hazelnut shell, Grapeseed, Chestnut shell, REACTIVITY
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Apricot stone, hazelnut shell, grapeseed and chestnut shell are important biomass residues obtained from the food processing industry in Turkey and they have a great importance as being a source of energy. In this study, the characteristics of bio-oil and biochar samples obtained from the carbonization of apricot stone, hazelnut shell, grapeseed and chestnut shell were investigated. It was found that the biochar products can be characterized as carbon rich, high heating value and relatively pollution-free potential solid biofuels. The bio-oil products were also presented as environmentally friendly green biofuel candidates. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.