Modifying the Hydrogenation Activity of Zeolite Beta for Enhancing the Yield and Selectivity for Fuel-Range Alkanes from Carbon Dioxide

Abhay Dokania, Adrian Ramirez, Genrikh Shterk, Jose Luis Cerrillo, Jorge Gascon*

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Abstract

In order to empower a circular carbon economy for addressing global CO2 emissions, the production of carbon-neutral fuels is especially desired, since addressing the global fuel demand via this route has the potential to significantly mitigate carbon emissions. In this study, we report a multifunctional catalyst combination consisting of a potassium promoted iron catalyst (Fe−K) and platinum containing zeolite beta (Pt-beta) which produces an almost entirely paraffinic mixture (up to C10 hydrocarbons) via CO2 hydrogenation in one step. Here, the Fe catalyst is responsible for modified Fischer-Tropsch synthesis from CO2 while Pt-beta is instrumental in tuning the product distribution almost entirely towards paraffins (both linear and branched) presumably via a combination of cracking and hydrogenation. The optimal temperature of operation was estimated to be 325 °C for the production of higher paraffins (C5–C10) with a selectivity of ca. 28 % at a CO2 conversion of ca. 31 %.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere202200177
JournalChemPlusChem
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

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Keywords

  • CO conversion
  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • paraffins
  • zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry

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