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Title: Effects of Sugars, Furans, and their Derivatives on Hydrodeoxygenation of Biorefinery Lignin-Rich Wastes to Hydrocarbons

Abstract

Hydrodeoxygenation of biorefinery lignin–rich wastes to jet fuel hydrocarbons offers a significant opportunity for enhancing the overall operational efficiency, carbon conversion efficiency, economic viability, and sustainability of biofuels production. However, these wastes usually mainly contain lignin with sugars, furans, and their derivatives as “impurities”. Although several factors, including reactant structure, solvents, or the decreased ratio of catalyst to reactant, could be responsible for the jet fuel hydrocarbons yield loss, we found evidence that glucose, xylose, and 5–hydroxymethylfurfural dramatically decreased conversion yields. For example, xylose and glucose lowered the final hydrocarbon yield by 78 and 63 %, respectively. The results revealed that these compounds could suppress metal catalysts and inhibit lignin depolymerization and hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) reactions thus decrease yields of jet fuel range hydrocarbons from biomass–derived lignin. As a result, the first–principles calculations and TGA results from spent catalysts validated these findings.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States); China Agricultural Univ., Beijing (China)
  2. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States)
  3. Taiyuan Univ. of Technology, Shanxi (China)
  4. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1482812
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1460463; OSTI ID: 1545027
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-133525
Journal ID: ISSN 1864-5631
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08G028308; T0013G-A-Task 8; 21706277; AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ChemSusChem
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 15; Journal ID: ISSN 1864-5631
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; hydrocarbons; hydrodeoxygenation; lignin

Citation Formats

Wang, Hongliang, Duan, Yuhua, Zhang, Qian, and Yang, Bin. Effects of Sugars, Furans, and their Derivatives on Hydrodeoxygenation of Biorefinery Lignin-Rich Wastes to Hydrocarbons. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/cssc.201801401.
Wang, Hongliang, Duan, Yuhua, Zhang, Qian, & Yang, Bin. Effects of Sugars, Furans, and their Derivatives on Hydrodeoxygenation of Biorefinery Lignin-Rich Wastes to Hydrocarbons. United States. doi:10.1002/cssc.201801401.
Wang, Hongliang, Duan, Yuhua, Zhang, Qian, and Yang, Bin. Mon . "Effects of Sugars, Furans, and their Derivatives on Hydrodeoxygenation of Biorefinery Lignin-Rich Wastes to Hydrocarbons". United States. doi:10.1002/cssc.201801401. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1482812.
@article{osti_1482812,
title = {Effects of Sugars, Furans, and their Derivatives on Hydrodeoxygenation of Biorefinery Lignin-Rich Wastes to Hydrocarbons},
author = {Wang, Hongliang and Duan, Yuhua and Zhang, Qian and Yang, Bin},
abstractNote = {Hydrodeoxygenation of biorefinery lignin–rich wastes to jet fuel hydrocarbons offers a significant opportunity for enhancing the overall operational efficiency, carbon conversion efficiency, economic viability, and sustainability of biofuels production. However, these wastes usually mainly contain lignin with sugars, furans, and their derivatives as “impurities”. Although several factors, including reactant structure, solvents, or the decreased ratio of catalyst to reactant, could be responsible for the jet fuel hydrocarbons yield loss, we found evidence that glucose, xylose, and 5–hydroxymethylfurfural dramatically decreased conversion yields. For example, xylose and glucose lowered the final hydrocarbon yield by 78 and 63 %, respectively. The results revealed that these compounds could suppress metal catalysts and inhibit lignin depolymerization and hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) reactions thus decrease yields of jet fuel range hydrocarbons from biomass–derived lignin. As a result, the first–principles calculations and TGA results from spent catalysts validated these findings.},
doi = {10.1002/cssc.201801401},
journal = {ChemSusChem},
number = 15,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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