Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification

Ciddor, L, Bennett, J, Hunns, J, Wilson, K and Lee, A 2015, 'Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification', Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, vol. 90, no. 5, pp. 780-795.


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Title Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification
Author(s) Ciddor, L
Bennett, J
Hunns, J
Wilson, K
Lee, A
Year 2015
Journal name Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Volume number 90
Issue number 5
Start page 780
End page 795
Total pages 16
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
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.
Subject Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions
Keyword(s) Biofuel
Catalysis
Catalytic processes
Green chemistry
Pyrolysis
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DOI - identifier 10.1002/jctb.4662
Copyright notice © 2015 Society of Chemical Industry
ISSN 0268-2575
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