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Catalysts 2018, 8(8), 332; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8080332

Mixed-Oxide Catalysts with Spinel Structure for the Valorization of Biomass: The Chemical-Loop Reforming of Bioethanol

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Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari”, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM-CNRS-ENSCM, 34296 Montpellier, France
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Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, IRCELYON–UMR 5256, 69626 Villeurbanne, France
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Received: 29 July 2018 / Revised: 10 August 2018 / Accepted: 12 August 2018 / Published: 14 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalytic Processes for The Valorisation of Biomass Derived Molecules)
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This short review reports on spinel-type mixed oxides as catalysts for the transformation of biomass-derived building blocks into chemicals and fuel additives. After an overview of the various methods reported in the literature for the synthesis of mixed oxides with spinel structure, the use of this class of materials for the chemical-loop reforming of bioalcohols is reviewed in detail. This reaction is aimed at the production of H2 with intrinsic separation of C-containing products, but also is a very versatile tool for investigating the solid-state chemistry of spinels. View Full-Text
Keywords: spinels; metal ferrites; bioethanol; chemical-loop reforming; syngas spinels; metal ferrites; bioethanol; chemical-loop reforming; syngas
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Vozniuk, O.; Tabanelli, T.; Tanchoux, N.; Millet, J.-M.M.; Albonetti, S.; Di Renzo, F.; Cavani, F. Mixed-Oxide Catalysts with Spinel Structure for the Valorization of Biomass: The Chemical-Loop Reforming of Bioethanol. Catalysts 2018, 8, 332.

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