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Green Gasoline by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Solid Biomass Derived Compounds

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  • Torren R. Carlson,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 159 Goessmann Lab, 686 North Pleasant St. Amherst MA 01003-9303, USA, Fax: (+1) 413-545-1647
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  • Tushar P. Vispute,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 159 Goessmann Lab, 686 North Pleasant St. Amherst MA 01003-9303, USA, Fax: (+1) 413-545-1647
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  • George W. Huber Prof.

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 159 Goessmann Lab, 686 North Pleasant St. Amherst MA 01003-9303, USA, Fax: (+1) 413-545-1647
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Abstract

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A fuelling success: High-quality aromatic fuel additives can be produced directly from solid biomass feedstocks by catalytic fast pyrolysis in a single catalytic reactor at short residence times. High heating rates and catalyst-to-feed ratios are needed to ensure that pyrolized biomass compounds enter the pores of the ZSM5 catalyst and that thermal decomposition is avoided. Product selectivity is a function of the active site and pore structure of the catalyst.

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