• Journal Article

Reactive catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass to produce high-quality bio-crude

Citation

Wang, K., Dayton, D. C., Peters, J. E., & Mante, O. D. (2017). Reactive catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass to produce high-quality bio-crude. Green Chemistry, 19(14), 3243-3251. DOI: 10.1039/c7gc01088e

Abstract

Reactive catalytic fast pyrolysis (RCFP) of biomass with atmospheric pressure hydrogen was investigated in a lab-scale fluidized bed reactor with varying reaction conditions (temperature and hydrogen concentration) and catalysts. Presence of atmospheric hydrogen with candidate RCFP catalysts was found to improve the yield and quality of bio-crude and minimize the char and coke formation. A molybdenum-based catalyst was the most effective at hydrodeoxygenating biomass pyrolysis vapors to produce a hydrocarbon-rich bio-crude intermediate with low oxygen content (