Hydrodeoxygenation of raw bio-oil towards platform chemicals over FeMoP/zeolite catalysts

Idoia Hita, Tomás Cordero-Lanzac, Giuseppe Bonura, Catia Cannilla, José M. Arandes, Francesco Frusteri, Javier Bilbao

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The hydrodeoxygenation of raw bio-oil was investigated in a continuous fixed bed reactor over a series of FeMoP/zeolite catalysts, pursuing a maximized and stable production of phenolics and aromatics. After 5 h of reaction, the catalysts reach a pseudosteady activity state. The FeMoP/HZSM-5 catalyst yields the highest amount of carbon products (53.5 wt%) with the highest selectivity towards aromatics (13.6 wt%, dry basis) and phenolics (12.2 wt%), due to the synergy between the weak acidity of the FeMoP and the mild acidity of the HZSM-5 zeolite, which minimizes dehydration and gasification. The MFI framework allows the sweeping of coke precursors.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-400
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
StatePublished - Aug 9 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was carried out with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government, some cofounded with ERDF funds (CTQ2015-67425-R), the Basque Government (IT1218-19) and the European Commission (Horizon H2020-MSCA RISE-2018, Contract No. 823745). Dr. Idoia Hita is grateful for her postdoctoral grant awarded by the Department of Education, University and Research of the Basque Government (POS_2015_1_0035). Authors thank Dr. Enrico Catizzone from UniCAL (Cosenza, Italy) for ICP-MS measurements.


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