A review of advanced catalyst development for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of hydrocarbons from biomass derived syn-gas


Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) is a process which converts syn-gas (H2 and CO) to synthetic liquid fuels and valuable chemicals. Thermal gasification of biomass represents a convenient route to produce syn-gas from intractable materials particularly those derived from waste that are not cost effective to process for use in biocatalytic or other milder catalytic processes. The development of novel catalysts with high activity and selectivity is desirable as it leads to improved quality and value of FTS products. This review paper summarises recent developments in FT-catalyst design with regards to optimising catalyst activity and selectivity towards synthetic fuels.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cy00327f
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
Aston University (General)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. We thank the EPSRC (EP/K000616/1 and EP/K036548/1) for financial support and the Royal Society for the award of an Industry Fellowship (KW).
Publication ISSN: 2044-4761
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2024 07:04
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 07:41
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Published Date: 2014-08-01
Published Online Date: 2014-05-09
Authors: Jahangiri, Hessam
Bennett, James
Mahjoubi, Parvin
Wilson, Karen (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4873-708X)
Gu, Sai



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