Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification

Lachlan Ciddor, James A. Bennett, James A. Hunns, Karen Wilson, Adam F. Lee

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Abstract

Biomass is the term given to naturally-produced organic matter resulting from photosynthesis, and represents the most abundant organic polymers on Earth. Consequently, there has been great interest in the potential exploitation of lignocellulosic biomass as a renewable feedstock for energy, materials and chemicals production. The energy sector has largely focused on the direct thermochemical processing of lignocellulose via pyrolysis/gasification for heat generation, and the co-production of bio-oils and bio-gas which may be upgraded to produce drop-in transportation fuels. This mini-review describes recent advances in the design and application of solid acid catalysts for the energy efficient upgrading of pyrolysis biofuels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-795
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Volume90
Issue number5
Early online date27 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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Esterification
Biomass
Oils
Pyrolysis
Renewable Energy
pyrolysis
Organic polymers
Biofuels
Photosynthesis
oil
Biogas
Heat generation
Gasification
Biological materials
Feedstocks
energy
Polymers
Hot Temperature
Gases
Earth (planet)

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ciddor, L., Bennett, J. A., Hunns, J. A., Wilson, K., & Lee, A. F. (2015). Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification. Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, 90(5), 780-795, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jctb.4662. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

Funding: EPSRC (EP/G007594/4, EP/K036548/1 and a Leadership Fellowship; Royal Society (Industry Fellowship; and European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)
under grant agreement no. 604307

Keywords

  • biofuel
  • catalysis
  • catalytic processes
  • green chemistry
  • pyrolysis
  • zeolites

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Ciddor, L., Bennett, J. A., Hunns, J. A., Wilson, K., & Lee, A. F. (2015). Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90(5), 780-795. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.4662
Ciddor, Lachlan ; Bennett, James A. ; Hunns, James A. ; Wilson, Karen ; Lee, Adam F. / Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification. In: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 2015 ; Vol. 90, No. 5. pp. 780-795.
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Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification. / Ciddor, Lachlan; Bennett, James A.; Hunns, James A.; Wilson, Karen; Lee, Adam F.

In: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Vol. 90, No. 5, 05.2015, p. 780-795.

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