My role is to plan and perform applied research in the field of biomass thermochemical conversion to produce a suite of energy products.
Current research and/or projects
Current applied research activities focus on the development of biomass fast pyrolysis processes and strategies for the production of biomass fast pyrolysis oil, among other products, for heat, power, upgrading, chemicals and bioproducts. Focus is on utilization of low quality, sustainable Canadian biomass feedstocks to increase the share of bioenergy in Canada’s energy portfolio.
Other areas of investigative research include:
Biomass fast pyrolysis oil post-production treatment pathways for direct utilization applications
Assessing impact of biomass feedstock minerals and contaminants in thermochemical conversion processes
Detailed Canadian biomass feedstock characterization for advanced conversion processes
Biomass fast pyrolysis oil compatibility with common fuel delivery infrastructure materials
Research and/or project statements
Development and Optimization of Multi-Product Biorefinery Processes
Interactions of Forest Resources and Conversion Processes
Pyrolysis Liquids for Immediate Heat and Power Applications
Education and awards
B.A.Sc Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2016
Mazerolle, D.; Rezaei, H.; Bronson, B.; Nguyen, L.; Preto, F. Sieving and Acid Washing as a Pretreatment to Fast Pyrolysis of a High Ash Hog Fuel. Energy & Fuels (2019)
Matta, J. Bronson, B., Gogolek, P.E.G., Mazerolle, D., Thibault, J., Mehrani, P. Comparison of multi-component kinetic relations on bubbling fluidized-bed woody biomass fast pyrolysis reactor model performance. Fuel, 210, 625-638 (2017)