Catalytic conversion of bioethanol to value-added chemicals and fuels: A review


Bioethanol produced via valorisation of renewable biomass is of great interest to many industries. The increased availability and decreased cost of bioethanol make it a promising platform molecule to produce a wide range of value-added chemicals and fuels via the catalytic conversions. This paper provides a comprehensive review of catalytic conversions of bioethanol to a variety of chemicals/fuels such as hydrogen, C2–C4 olefins, gasoline and small oxygenates. Specifically, the focus was placed on the relationship between the catalyst property (such as pore structure, acidity, active metal sites, and catalyst supports) and the catalytic performance (including catalyst activity and stability), as well as the reaction mechanisms involved. Future research avenues on the catalyst design for improving catalytic valorisation of bioethanol are also discussed.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Shenyang University of Chemical Technology. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Publication ISSN: 2772-4433
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 07:15
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 12:57
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Published Date: 2022-03
Published Online Date: 2022-01-24
Accepted Date: 2021-12-06
Authors: Xiang, Huan
Xin, Ruojia
Prasongthum, Natthawan
Natewong, Paweesuda
Sooknoi, Tawan
Wang, Jiawei (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5690-9107)
Reubroycharoen, Prasert
Fan, Xiaolei

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