Biobattery - Decentralized Production of Fuel from Forest and Agricultural Waste

Although there are several pyrolysis-based bio-oil technologies, the bio-oil produced from conventional pyrolysis processing has low pH and high viscosity. Most of these technologies focus on large-scale centralized units. The focus of the proposed project is on the development of a decentralized technology at pilot scale through the biobattery concept which includes intermediate pyrolysis of wood chips and straw biomass to produce biojet fuel and char for power generation. The biobattery concept is based on thermo-catalytic reforming (TCR) technology, developed at the Fraunhofer Institute, Germany, for the production of improved quality bio-oil, char, and gases. This project will help commercialize the use of forest and agricultural residue, diversify Alberta’s economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will also create jobs and train highly skilled personnel and develop integration strategic partnership with Germany.

Assessment of Renewable Jet Fuel Production Potential for Alberta

Amit Kumar, Maryam Akbari, Madhumita Patel, Roshni Mary Sebastian


Biobattery concept: Decentralized production of fuel from forest biomass, agriculture residue and municipal solid waste

Amit Kumar, Raj Gupta, Larry William Kostiuk, Vinoj Kurian, Adetoyese Oyedun, Wasel-ur Rahman, Manjot Gill


Conversion of biomass and municipal solid waste into renewable jet fuel

Amit Kumar, Wasel-ur Rahman, Madhumita Patel


Decentralized use of forest biomass, agricultural residue, and municipal solid waste through the biobattery concept

Amit Kumar, Raj Gupta, Larry William Kostiuk, Vinoj Kurian, Adetoyese Oyedun


Techno-economic assessment of introducing intermediate pyrolysis in small community landfills across Alberta

Amit Kumar, Vinoj Kurian, Wasel-ur Rahman, Madhumita Patel


Interview on the biobattery

Amit Kumar

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

Thermo-catalytic reforming of Alberta-based biomass feedstock to produce biofuels

Amit Kumar, Raj Gupta, Vinoj Kurian, Manjot Gill

Article in professional or trade journals