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Advances in Biorefineries by Keith W. Waldron

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6

Catalytic processes and catalyst development in biorefining

S. Morales-Delarosa and J.M. Campos-Martin,    Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, Spain

Abstract:

In this chapter, we will focus on the catalysts used in a biorefinery for the production of fuels and base chemicals from biomass. Catalysts and catalytic processes are involved in several steps of a biorefinery, but in general, these processes can be divided in two main groups: (a) processes of biomass deconstruction to produce upgradeable gaseous or liquid platforms; and (b) processes to upgrade deconstructed biomass to useful fuels or chemicals.

Key words

catalyst; biomass; depolymerization; products upgrading; thermochemical processes

6.1 Introduction

Biomass is a renewable ...

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