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Dr Francois Collard
Postdoctoral Fellow

Short Bio

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University,

PhD (Process Engineering and Sustainable Development)
University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC)

PhD (Process Engineering / Chemical Catalysis), Biomass, Energy and Biofuel Laboratory
International Institute for Water and Environmental

Engineering (2iE) Ouagadougou

MSc (Agro-resource reactivity)

Research Interests

Pyrolysis conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuel and chemical products

Pyrolysis conversion of waste mixtures (fibres, plastic, etc.) into fuels

Selected Publications

Collard, F.-X., Carrier, M. & Görgens, J.F., 2016. Chapter 4 – Fractionation of Lignocellulosic Material With Pyrolysis Processing. In Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock Based Biorefinery. pp. 81–101.10.1016/B978-0-12-802323-5.00004-9.

Mundike, J., Collard, F.-X. & Görgens, J.F., 2016. Torrefaction of invasive alien plants: Influence of heating rate and other conversion parameters on mass yield and higher heating value. Bioresource Technology, 209, pp.90–99. 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.02.082.

Gottumukkala, L.D. et al., 2016. Opportunities and prospects of biorefinery-based valorisation of pulp and paper sludge. Bioresource Technology, 215.10.1016/j.biortech.2016.04.015.

Ridout, A.J. et al., 2016. Energy conversion assessment of vacuum, slow and fast pyrolysis processes for low and high ash paper waste sludge. Energy Conversion and Management, 111, pp.103–114.10.1016/j.enconman.2015.12.043.

Collard, F.-X. et al., 2015. Influence of impregnated iron and nickel on the pyrolysis of cellulose. Biomass and Bioenergy, 80, pp.52-62. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.04.032.

Nsaful, F. et al., 2015. Lignocellulose pyrolysis with condensable volatiles quantification by thermogravimetric analysis—Thermal desorption/gas chromatography–mass spectrometry method. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 116, pp.86–95.10.1016/j.jaap.2015.10.002.

Collard, F.-X. & Blin, J., 2014. A review on pyrolysis of biomass constituents: Mechanisms and composition of the products obtained from the conversion of cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 38, pp.594–608. 10.1016/j.rser.2014.06.013.

Collard, F.-X. et al., 2012. Influence of impregnated metal on the pyrolysis conversion of biomass constituents. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 95, pp.213–226. 10.1016/j.jaap.2012.02.009.

Elyounssi, K. et al., 2012. Improvement of charcoal yield by two-step pyrolysis on eucalyptus wood: A thermogravimetric study. Fuel, 96, pp.161-167.10.1016/j.fuel.2012.01.030.