(617ag) Aqueous Phase Hydrodeoxygenation of Triglyceride Derivatives over Bifunctional Catalyst with/without the High Pressure of H2

Liu, C., Sichuan University
Chen, H., Sichuan University
Yue, H., Sichuan University
Tang, S., East China University of Science and Technology
Lu, H., Sichuan University
Liang, B., Sichuan University

Aviation fuel is one of the biggest share among all the liquid fuel consumption and is hardly replaced by the other renewable energy resources in the near future due to the required high energy density1. Triglycerides from plant have been transformed into transportation fuels in many physical and chemical ways such as physical blending, transesterification, cracking and hydrodeoxygenation(HDO). Hydrodeoxygenation is the most promising route for jet fuel production from triglycerides due the high compatibility of the product to its fossil counterpart. However the hydrodeoxygenation of triglycerides consumes large amount of hydrogen and produces many less valuable byproducts such as glycerol, propane, methane2. And generally hydrodeoxygenation of triglyceride is accompanied by decarboxylation and decarbonylation3. Thus suppressing the formation of small molecular hydrocarbons and making better use of the glycerol is important for the triglyceride to jet fuel process.

In this work, the aqueous phase HDO of derivatives from triglycerides over the supported bifunctional catalysts in the presence/absence of high pressure H2were studied. A series of bifunctional metal/acid catalysts were designed and prepared. The synergy effect of transition metal and metal oxide were examined as well as the effects of hydrogen pressure, reaction temperature on the reaction kinetics and product selectivity.


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