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Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: A Review
AbstractCatalytic pyrolysis is a promising thermochemical conversion route for lignocellulosic biomass that produces chemicals and fuels compatible with current, petrochemical infrastructure. Catalytic modifications to pyrolysis bio-oils are geared towards the elimination and substitution of oxygen and oxygen-containing functionalities in addition to increasing the hydrogen to carbon ratio of the final products. Recent progress has focused on both hydrodeoxygenation and hydrogenation of bio-oil using a variety of metal catalysts and the production of aromatics from bio-oil using cracking zeolites. Research is currently focused on developing multi-functional catalysts used in situ that benefit from the advantages of both hydrodeoxygenation and zeolite cracking. Development of robust, highly selective catalysts will help achieve the goal of producing drop-in fuels and petrochemical commodities from wood and other lignocellulosic biomass streams. The current paper will examine these developments by means of a review of existing literature.
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Dickerson, T.; Soria, J. Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: A Review. Energies 2013, 6, 514-538.View more citation formats
Dickerson T, Soria J. Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: A Review. Energies. 2013; 6(1):514-538.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dickerson, Theodore; Soria, Juan. 2013. "Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: A Review." Energies 6, no. 1: 514-538.