Lignin Valorisation for Chemicals and (Transportation) Fuels via (Catalytic) Pyrolysis and Hydrodeoxygenation

de Wild, P., Van der Laan, R., Kloekhorst, A. & Heeres, H., Oct-2009, In : Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. 28, 3, p. 461-469 9 p.

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  • Paul de Wild
  • Ron Van der Laan
  • Arjan Kloekhorst
  • Hero Heeres

New technology is needed to exploit the potential of lignin as a renewable feedstock for fuels, chemicals and performance products. Fast fluidized bed pyrolysis of different lignins at 400 degrees C yields up to 2.1 wt% (d.b.) of a phenolic fraction containing 10 wt%, (d.b.) of several phenols. Subsequent catalytic hydrotreating of this phenolic fraction with 100 bar of hydrogen in dodecane at 350 degrees C yields mainly cycloalkanes, cyclohexanols and alkanes. For the production, of monomeric Phenols, it appears that the used ruthenium on carbon,is a too active catalyst. However, cyclohexanols may be interesting products, e.g., for use as oxygenates in engine fuel. (C) 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog, 28: 461-469, 2009

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-469
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Progress & Sustainable Energy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2009
EventInternational Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science - , Israel
Duration: 16-Sep-200918-Sep-2009


International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science



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  • Lignin, Chemicals, Phenols, Cyclohexanols, Pyrolysis, Hydrotreating, Catalysis

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