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Title: One-Pot Process for Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin to Alkanes Using Ru-Based Bimetallic and Bifunctional Catalysts Supported on Zeolite Y

Abstract

The synthesis of high-efficiency and low-cost multifunctional catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of waste lignin into advanced biofuels is crucial for enhancing current biorefinery processes. Inexpensive transition metals, including Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, were severally co-loaded with Ru on HY zeolite to form bimetallic and bifunctional catalysts. These catalysts were subsequently tested for HDO conversion of softwood lignin and several lignin model compounds. Results indicated that the inexpensive earth abundant metals could modulate the hydrogenolysis activity of Ru and decrease the yield of low molecular weight gaseous side-products. Among all the prepared catalysts, Ru-Cu/HY showed the best HDO performance, giving the highest selectivity to hydrocarbon products. The improved catalytic performance of Ru-Cu/HY was probably due to the following three factors: (1) high total and strong acid sites, (2) good dispersion of metal species and limited segregation, (3) high adsorption capacity for polar fractions, including hydroxyl groups and ether bonds. Moreover, all the bifunctional catalysts were proven to be superior over the combination catalysts of Ru/Al2O3 and HY zeolite, and this could be attributed to the “intimacy criterion”. The practical use of the designed catalysts would be promising in lignin valorization.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [5]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Richland WA 99354 USA
  2. Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio TX 78238 USA
  3. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Blvd Richland WA 99354 USA
  4. Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, 3335 Q Ave Richland WA 99354 USA
  5. National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden CO. 80401 USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1361984
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-120890
Journal ID: ISSN 1864-5631; 48379; KP1704020
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
ChemSusChem
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1864-5631
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Citation Formats

Wang, Hongliang, Ruan, Hao, Feng, Maoqi, Qin, Yuling, Job, Heather, Luo, Langli, Wang, Chongmin, Engelhard, Mark H., Kuhn, Erik, Chen, Xiaowen, Tucker, Melvin P., and Yang, Bin. One-Pot Process for Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin to Alkanes Using Ru-Based Bimetallic and Bifunctional Catalysts Supported on Zeolite Y. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/cssc.201700160.
Wang, Hongliang, Ruan, Hao, Feng, Maoqi, Qin, Yuling, Job, Heather, Luo, Langli, Wang, Chongmin, Engelhard, Mark H., Kuhn, Erik, Chen, Xiaowen, Tucker, Melvin P., & Yang, Bin. One-Pot Process for Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin to Alkanes Using Ru-Based Bimetallic and Bifunctional Catalysts Supported on Zeolite Y. United States. doi:10.1002/cssc.201700160.
Wang, Hongliang, Ruan, Hao, Feng, Maoqi, Qin, Yuling, Job, Heather, Luo, Langli, Wang, Chongmin, Engelhard, Mark H., Kuhn, Erik, Chen, Xiaowen, Tucker, Melvin P., and Yang, Bin. Thu . "One-Pot Process for Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin to Alkanes Using Ru-Based Bimetallic and Bifunctional Catalysts Supported on Zeolite Y". United States. doi:10.1002/cssc.201700160.
@article{osti_1361984,
title = {One-Pot Process for Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin to Alkanes Using Ru-Based Bimetallic and Bifunctional Catalysts Supported on Zeolite Y},
author = {Wang, Hongliang and Ruan, Hao and Feng, Maoqi and Qin, Yuling and Job, Heather and Luo, Langli and Wang, Chongmin and Engelhard, Mark H. and Kuhn, Erik and Chen, Xiaowen and Tucker, Melvin P. and Yang, Bin},
abstractNote = {The synthesis of high-efficiency and low-cost multifunctional catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of waste lignin into advanced biofuels is crucial for enhancing current biorefinery processes. Inexpensive transition metals, including Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, were severally co-loaded with Ru on HY zeolite to form bimetallic and bifunctional catalysts. These catalysts were subsequently tested for HDO conversion of softwood lignin and several lignin model compounds. Results indicated that the inexpensive earth abundant metals could modulate the hydrogenolysis activity of Ru and decrease the yield of low molecular weight gaseous side-products. Among all the prepared catalysts, Ru-Cu/HY showed the best HDO performance, giving the highest selectivity to hydrocarbon products. The improved catalytic performance of Ru-Cu/HY was probably due to the following three factors: (1) high total and strong acid sites, (2) good dispersion of metal species and limited segregation, (3) high adsorption capacity for polar fractions, including hydroxyl groups and ether bonds. Moreover, all the bifunctional catalysts were proven to be superior over the combination catalysts of Ru/Al2O3 and HY zeolite, and this could be attributed to the “intimacy criterion”. The practical use of the designed catalysts would be promising in lignin valorization.},
doi = {10.1002/cssc.201700160},
journal = {ChemSusChem},
issn = {1864-5631},
number = 8,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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