Highly Selective Catalytic Conversion of Phenolic Bio-Oil to Alkanes


  • This research was performed in the framework of the Network of Excellence IDECAT.


Oil and water: A new energy-efficient and atom-economical catalytic route for the production of alkanes and methanol by upgrading the phenolic fraction of bio-oil has been developed. The one-pot aqueous-phase hydrodeoxygenation process is based on two catalysts facilitating consecutive hydrogenation, hydrolysis, and dehydration reactions.

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