Noble Metal Catalysts in the Production of Biofuels

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Honkela, M. L., Dr., Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, Aalto University, Finland
dc.contributor.author Gutiérrez, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-10T09:00:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-10T09:00:16Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-5323-3 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-5322-6 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11076
dc.description.abstract The energy demand is increasing in the world together with the need to ensure energy security and the desire to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. While several renewable alternatives are available for the production of electricity, e.g. solar energy, wind power, and hydrogen, biomass is the only renewable source that can meet the demand for carbon-based liquid fuels and chemicals. The technology applied in the conversion of biomass depends on the type and complexity of the biomass, and the desired fuel. Hydrogen and hydrogen-rich mixtures (synthesis gas) are promising energy sources as they are more efficient and cleaner than existing fuels, especially when they are used in fuel cells. Hydrotreatment is a catalytic process that can be used in the conversion of biomass or biomass-derived liquids into fuels. In autothermal reforming (ATR), catalysts are used in the production of hydrogen-rich mixtures from conventional fuels or bio-fuels. The different nature of biomass and biomass-derived liquids and mineral oil makes the use of catalysts developed for the petroleum industry challenging. This requires the improvement of available catalysts and the development of new ones. To overcome the limitations of conventional hydrotreatment and ATR catalysts, zirconia-supported mono- and bimetallic rhodium, palladium, and platinum catalysts were developed and tested in the upgrading of model compounds for wood-based pyrolysis oil and in the production of hydrogen, using model compounds for gasoline and diesel. Catalysts were also tested in the ATR of ethanol. For comparative purposes commercial catalysts were tested and the results obtained with model compounds were compared with those obtained with real feedstocks (hydrotreatmet tests with wood-based pyrolysis oil and ATR tests with NExBTL renewable diesel). Noble metal catalysts were active and selective in the hydrotreatment of guaiacol used as the model compound for the lignin fraction of wood-based pyrolysis oil and wood-based pyrolysis oil, and in the ATR of simulated gasoline and diesel, low sulfur diesel and ethanol for the production of hydrogen-rich mixture for fuel cells. In hydrotreatment and ATR, rhodium-containing catalysts were the most active, selective, and stable. en
dc.format.extent 75 + app. 75
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 140/2013
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: A. Gutierrez, R.K. Kaila, M.L. Honkela, R. Slioor, A.O.I. Krause, Hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol on noble metal catalysts, Catalysis Today 147 (2009) 239-246.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: A.R. Ardiyanti, A. Gutierrez, M.L. Honkela, A.O.I. Krause, H.J. Heeres, Hydrotreatment of wood-based pyrolysis oil using zirconia-supported mono- and bimetallic (Pt, Pd, Rh) catalysts, Applied Catalysis A: General 407 (2011) 56-66.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: R.K. Kaila, A. Gutierrez, R. Slioor, M. Kemell, M. Leskela, A.O.I. Krause, Zirconiasupported bimetallic RhPt catalysts: Characterization and testing in autohermal reforming of simulated gasoline, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 84 (2008) 223-232.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: R.K. Kaila, A. Gutierrez, A.O.I. Krause, Autothermal reforming of simulated and commercial diesel: The performance of zirconia-supported RhPt catalyst in the presence of sulfur, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 84 (2008) 324-331.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 5]: R.K. Kaila, A. Gutierrez, S.T. Korhonen, A.O.I. Krause, Autothermal reforming of ndodecane, toluene, and their mixture on mono- and bimetallic noble metal zirconia catalysts, Catalysis Letters 115 (2007) 70-78.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 6]: A. Gutierrez, R. Karinen, S. Airaksinen, R. Kaila, A.O.I. Krause, Autothermal reforming of ethanol on noble metal catalysts, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, (2011) 8967-8977.
dc.subject.other Chemistry en
dc.subject.other Energy
dc.title Noble Metal Catalysts in the Production of Biofuels en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Chemical Technology en
dc.contributor.department Biotekniikan ja kemian tekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology en
dc.subject.keyword biofuels en
dc.subject.keyword wood-based biofuels en
dc.subject.keyword noble metal catalysts en
dc.subject.keyword pyrolysis oil en
dc.subject.keyword hydrotreatment en
dc.subject.keyword autothermal reforming en
dc.subject.keyword ethanol reforming en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-5323-3
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Krause, A. O. I., Prof., Aalto University, Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, Finland
dc.opn Lappas, Angelos, Deputy Director, Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute, Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
dc.contributor.lab Industrial Chemistry en
dc.rev Seshan, K., Prof., University of Twente, The Netherlands
dc.rev Alén, Raimo, Prof. University of Jyväskylä, Finland
dc.date.defence 2013-10-18


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