Fatty acids-derived fuels from biomass via catalytic deoxygenation

Bartosz Rozmysłowicz, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Dmitry Yu Murzin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter gives an overview of catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids, their esters, and triglycerides for production of green diesel fuel. This new technology is an alternative route for production of diesel range hydrocarbons and can be achieved by catalytic hydrogenation of carboxyl group over sulfided catalysts as well as decarboxylation/decarbonylation over noble metal-supported catalysts and catalytic cracking of fatty acids and their derivatives. The review gives a comparison of these methods focusing on catalyst selection, deactivation, and reaction pathways providing examples of renewable feedstock utilization and discussions on advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomass Conversion
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interface of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Materials Science
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783642284182
ISBN (Print)3642284175, 9783642284175
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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