Catalysts in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion

Chapter

Abstract

The conversion of biomass to value-added products is a significant challenge. Catalysts play an important role in this conversion. Catalysts differing in acid/base properties, metal (Ni, Pt, etc.) content and porous structure leads to the regulation of the product characteristics for different applications. On the other hand, designing catalysts specifically for biomass conversion is needed to obtain products having improved properties such as sustainable biofuels via new routes. This is the reason that new catalysts will need to be developed. One of the recent activities about designing new catalysis for biomass conversion is focused on the role of nanoparticles for the biomass conversion due to their increased surface area.

Keywords

Biomass Conversion Steam Gasification Biomass Gasification Hazelnut Shell Biomass Pyrolysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Science FacultyAnkara UniversityBeşevler-AnkaraTurkey

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