Multistage torrefaction and upgrading for the coproduction of biofuels and specialty chemicals: Analysis of life cycle energy consumption and GHG emissions

Vikas Khanna

University of Pittsburgh

Vikas Khanna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests are in sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, and complex systems.


Concurrent production of hydrocarbon biofuels and high-value bio-based chemicals via thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic biomass and catalytic upgrading of bio-oil has gained attention as a promising option for... [ view full abstract ]


  1. George Zaimes (University of Pittsburgh)
  2. Andrew Beck (University of Pittsburgh)
  3. Daniel Resasco (University of Oklahoma)
  4. Steven Crossley (University of Oklahoma)
  5. Lance Lobban (University of Oklahoma)
  6. Vikas Khanna (University of Pittsburgh)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable energy systems , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials,


WS-20 » Sustainable energy systems 3 (15:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room E)

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