Conversion of Wood Biomass to Bio-oil in an Ablative Fast Pyrolysis Reactor


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Conversion of Wood Biomass to Bio-oil in an Ablative Fast Pyrolysis Reactor
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will include the installation and demonstration of containizered pyrolysis unites at the Western Placer County Waste Management Authority for the pilot-scale production of bio-oil from wood biomass.

Contact Information
Pilar Magana
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2216


Chico Emeryville Lincoln
Alameda Butte Placer
Cross Streets
3195 Athens Ave, 400 W 1st, 5885 Hollis St

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301,15303,15306
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. New construction of conversion of small structures provides an exemption for the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structure; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. Information collection provides that projects consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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