Catalytic conversion of bioethanol to value-added chemicals and fuels: A review

Huan Xiang, Ruojia Xin, Natthawan Prasongthum, Paweesuda Natewong, Tawan Sooknoi, Jiawei Wang, Prasert Reubroycharoen*, Xiaolei Fan*

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Bioethanol produced via valorisation of renewable biomass is of great interest to many industries. The increased availability and decreased cost of bioethanol make it a promising platform molecule to produce a wide range of value-added chemicals and fuels via the catalytic conversions. This paper provides a comprehensive review of catalytic conversions of bioethanol to a variety of chemicals/fuels such as hydrogen, C2–C4 olefins, gasoline and small oxygenates. Specifically, the focus was placed on the relationship between the catalyst property (such as pore structure, acidity, active metal sites, and catalyst supports) and the catalytic performance (including catalyst activity and stability), as well as the reaction mechanisms involved. Future research avenues on the catalyst design for improving catalytic valorisation of bioethanol are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-68
JournalResources Chemicals and Materials
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

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© 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Shenyang University of Chemical Technology. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license


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