Nanoporous solid acid and base catalysts for sustainable biofuels production

Adam F. Lee, Karen Wilson, Cyril Pirez, Julia j. Woodford, Jean-Philippe Dacquin

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Dwindling fossil fuel reserves, and growing concerns over CO2 emissions and associated climate change, are driving the quest for renewable feedstocks to provide alternative, sustainable fuel sources. Catalysis has a rich history of facilitating energy efficient, selective molecular transformations, and in a post-petroleum era will play a pivotal role in overcoming the scientific and engineering barriers to economically viable, and sustainable, biofuels derived from renewable resources. The production of second generation biofuels, derived from biomass sourced from inedible crop components, e.g. agricultural or forestry waste, or alternative non-food crops such as Switchgrass or Jatropha Curcas that require minimal cultivation, necessitate new heterogeneous catalysts and processes to transform these polar and viscous feedstocks [1]. Here we show how advances in the rational design of nanoporous solid acids and bases, and their utilisation in novel continuous reactors, can deliver superior performance in the energy-efficient esterification and transesterification of bio-oil components into biodiesel [2-4]. Notes: [1] K. Wilson, A.F. Lee, Cat. Sci. Tech. 2012 ,2, 884. [2] J. Dhainaut, J.-P. Dacquin, A. F. Lee, K. Wilson, Green Chem. 2010 , 12, 296. [3] C. Pirez, J.-M. Caderon, J.-P. Dacquin, A.F. Lee, K. Wilson, ACS Catal. 2012 , 2, 1607. [4] J.J. Woodford, J.-P. Dacquin, K. Wilson, A.F. Lee, Energy Environ. Sci. 2012 , 5, 6145.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2013
EventFall 2013 Indianapolis ACS national meeting - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: 8 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

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MeetingFall 2013 Indianapolis ACS national meeting
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period8/09/1312/09/13

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Biofuels
Feedstocks
Catalysts
Crops
Acids
Transesterification
Forestry
Petroleum
Esterification
Fossil fuels
Climate change
Catalysis
Oils
Biomass

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Lee, A. F., Wilson, K., Pirez, C., Woodford, J. J., & Dacquin, J-P. (2013). Nanoporous solid acid and base catalysts for sustainable biofuels production. Abstract from Fall 2013 Indianapolis ACS national meeting, Indianapolis, United States.
Lee, Adam F. ; Wilson, Karen ; Pirez, Cyril ; Woodford, Julia j. ; Dacquin, Jean-Philippe. / Nanoporous solid acid and base catalysts for sustainable biofuels production. Abstract from Fall 2013 Indianapolis ACS national meeting, Indianapolis, United States.
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Nanoporous solid acid and base catalysts for sustainable biofuels production. / Lee, Adam F.; Wilson, Karen; Pirez, Cyril; Woodford, Julia j.; Dacquin, Jean-Philippe.

2013. Abstract from Fall 2013 Indianapolis ACS national meeting, Indianapolis, United States.

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