Biotox - toxicity and biodegradability of a representative bio-oil

Author: 
Tom Miles

Biotox - toxicity and biodegradability of a representative bio-oil
PyNe The Biomass Pyrolysis Network, June 2005

The aim of this project was to comprehensively assess toxicity and biodegradability of a representative bio-oil after preliminary screening of a wide range of bio-oils from different processes and temperatures in order to:

* identify the best operating conditions avoiding or minimizing the formation of toxic products from the composition of the bio-oils
* produce a comprehensive and definitive MSDS with the proper preventive and remedial procedures to adopt during production, transport and use of bio-oils
* produce and transport fast pyrolysis bio-oils with low impact on human health and environment by avoiding bio-oils production presenting potential toxic characteristics

Sponsor: European Commission DG TREN

Partners:
CIRAD, France (Co-ordinator: Philippe Girard) www.cirad.fr
Aston University
Institute for Wood Chemistry, Germany
The project was completed in June 2005.

The project produced informative documents that provide an indication of oil composition and toxicity. See:
* MSDS Safety sheet
* Biotox Final Publishable Report
* Handling & Storage of Bio-oil