Optimising the sustainability of crude bio-oil via reforming to hydrogen and valuable by-product carbon nanotubes

Chunfei Wu*, Lisha Dong, Jun Huang, Paul T. Williams

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Abstract

Maximizing the efficiency and economic benefits of bio-oil is a major challenge for the emerging bio-refining industry. This research has developed a promising route to produce clean-fuel hydrogen with high value carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a by-product of the process via evaporation/pyrolysis-reforming of crude bio-oil. Since the waste catalyst coke is replaced by high-value CNTs, a potential significant increase of additional economic benefit could be contributed to the bio-refining process. Moreover, CO2 emission to the environment from the current practice of coke oxidation during catalyst regeneration would be reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19239-19242
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Volume3
Issue number42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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