Green catalysts and catalytic processes for biofuel production

Shivhare, A, Wilson, K and Lee, A 2018, 'Green catalysts and catalytic processes for biofuel production' in Veera Gnaneswar Gude (ed.) Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production, Apple Academic Press, United States, pp. 133-164.


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Title Green catalysts and catalytic processes for biofuel production
Author(s) Shivhare, A
Wilson, K
Lee, A
Year 2018
Title of book Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production
Publisher Apple Academic Press
Place of publication United States
Editor(s) Veera Gnaneswar Gude
Start page 133
End page 164
Subjects Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions
Summary Global population growth and rapid urbanization drive the quest for alternative, sustainable energy sources, especially for the transportation sector, which alone contributed to 21% of worldwide anthropogenic CO2 emissions from fossil fuels in 2013. The natural abundance and potential carbon neutrality of plant and algal biomass render it ideal feedstocks for production of sustainable liquid transportation fuels. A variety of catalytic technologies have been developed for the energy efficient conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bio-derived fuels and chemicals. Here we review a range of such heterogeneously catalyzed processes, including esterification, transesterification, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and hydrodeoxygenation, and associated inorganic nanocatalysts, for transformation of lignin, carbohydrate and oil feedstocks. Design of robust catalytic materials, with mass transport properties tailored for the rapid diffusion of bulky molecules, high selectivity and minimal deactivation, is a particular focus of discussions.
Copyright notice © 2018 by Apple Academic Press, Inc.
Keyword(s) biodiesel
biomass
heterogeneous catalysis
nanomaterials
porous solid
ISBN 9781771886390
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