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Dr Francois Collard
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University,
2014-2017

PhD (Process Engineering and Sustainable Development)
University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC)
2012

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

Engineering (2iE) Ouagadougou
2012

MSc (Agro-resource reactivity)
ENSIACET Toulouse
2003

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.