Distillate-Range Products from Non-Oil-Based Sources by Catalytic Cascade Reactions

Authors

  • Dr. Antoine Lacarriere,

    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM2-ENSCM-UMI-CNRS, 8, rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier (France), Fax: (+33) 467-163-470
    2. Total SA, Scientific Development Division, Catalysis & Process Engineering, 2, place Jean Millier, 92078 Paris La Défense Cedex (France)
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  • Julien Robin,

    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM2-ENSCM-UMI-CNRS, 8, rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier (France), Fax: (+33) 467-163-470
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  • Dr. Dariusz Świerczyński,

    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM2-ENSCM-UMI-CNRS, 8, rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier (France), Fax: (+33) 467-163-470
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  • Dr. Annie Finiels,

    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM2-ENSCM-UMI-CNRS, 8, rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier (France), Fax: (+33) 467-163-470
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  • Dr. François Fajula,

    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM2-ENSCM-UMI-CNRS, 8, rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier (France), Fax: (+33) 467-163-470
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  • Dr. Francis Luck,

    1. Total SA, Scientific Development Division, Catalysis & Process Engineering, 2, place Jean Millier, 92078 Paris La Défense Cedex (France)
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  • Prof. Vasile Hulea

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM2-ENSCM-UMI-CNRS, 8, rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier (France), Fax: (+33) 467-163-470
    • Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 UM2-ENSCM-UMI-CNRS, 8, rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier (France), Fax: (+33) 467-163-470
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Abstract

An original two-step process efficiently catalyzed by functionalized mesoporous materials is proposed as a potential route for converting light olefins into long-chain hydrocarbons in the distillate range. In the first step, ethylene can be selectively transformed into C4–C10 olefins with an even number of carbon atoms, over nickel-exchanged AlMCM-41, at 150 °C. When the nickel-catalyzed oligomerization was assisted by a second acid-catalyzed step over H-MCM-41, olefins with chains longer than 10 carbon atoms were mainly produced with a productivity of 180 g g−1 h−1.

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