Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol to Liquid Hydrocarbons by Tin-Promoted Raney Nickel Supported on Alumina

Sukhendu Mandal, Ayusman Sen

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Abstract

The vast utilization of petroleum majorly affects the economy and the environment. Due to this impact, researchers have shown a great interest in synthesizing of biomass-derived products, and these products replace petroleum utility in transportation as fuel. Ethanol from biomass is an essential component of the gasoline pool; however, ethanol is not an ideal candidate as a liquid fuel due to its low energy density and high solubility in water. Therefore, it is of high interest to convert ethanol to a more traditional liquid hydrocarbon that can be combined with petroleum-derived fuels. Here, we report the use of a cost-effective catalyst, tin-promoted Raney nickel, for the effective conversion of ethanol to liquid hydrocarbons (up to C17), with reduced aromatic content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2398-2401
Number of pages4
JournalACS Applied Energy Materials
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 2019

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Tin
Aluminum Oxide
Hydrocarbons
Nickel
Ethanol
Alumina
Petroleum
Liquids
Biomass
Crude oil
Petroleum products
Liquid fuels
Gasoline
Solubility
Catalysts
Water
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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