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Special Issue "Catalysts for Syngas Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, P.O. Box 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: Catalysis; CO2 transformation; Fuels and Chemicals from CO2; Syngas
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Synthesis gas (or syngas) is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, with different chemical composition and H2/CO molar ratios, depending on the feedstock and production technology used. Syngas may be obtained from alternative sources to oil, such as natural gas, coal, biomass, organic wastes, etc. Syngas is a very good intermediate for the production of high value compounds at the industrial scale, such as hydrogen, methanol, liquid fuels, and a wide range of chemicals. Accordingly, efforts should be made on the co-feeding of CO2 with syngas, as an alternative for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, more syngas will be required in the near future in order to satisfy the demand for synfuels and high value chemicals.
New research for syngas production is essential for reducing operating costs, improving the thermal efficiency of the process, and preserving the environment. Advances should be made on the following aspects:
- Development of new catalysts and catalytic routes for syngas production.
- Optimization of the reaction conditions for the process.
- Use of biomass, as a promising raw material for syngas production due to its renewable character and potentially zero CO2 emission
- Steps further on catalytic processes for saving energy and capital cost, and for optimizing the quality and properties of syngas, such as H2/CO molar ratio and absence of contaminants.
Dr. Javier Ereña
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- Catalytic processes for synthesis gas production
- Water gas shift reaction
- Natural gas
- Partial oxidation