Towards Understanding the Catalytic Reforming of Biomass in Supercritical Water

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  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Towards Understanding the Catalytic Reforming of Biomass in Supercritical Water Volume 51, Issue 11, 2533, Article first published online: 7 March 2012

  • We thank E. De Boni and M. Hottiger for their help with the experimental setup. M. Schubert, T.-B. Truong, and J. Müller are acknowledged for their support during the XAS measurement campaign. We thank C. Cavenaghi (BASF-Engelhard) for providing us with samples of the supported Ru catalyst.

Abstract

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A critical point: The function of a working ruthenium catalyst during the reforming of ethanol in supercritical water was studied in situ using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (see picture). The reforming of ethanol over a supported ruthenium catalyst in sub- and supercritical water is suggested to proceed by the same mechanism as steam reforming at low pressures.

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