Ethanol conversion to selective high-value hydrocarbons over Ni/HZSM-5 zeolite catalyst

Chun Yen Liu, Kim Struwe, Cheng Hung Lee, Haw Yeu Chuang, Jörg Sauer, Joseph Che Chin Yu, Van Huy Nguyen, Chao Wei Huang, Jeffrey C.S. Wu

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Bio-ethanol is a renewable fuel and can be converted to high-values chemicals. This study showed that more aromatics and gas products could be obtained at a low weight hourly space velocity (WHSV) than that at high WHSV using HZSM-5 and Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts. A low WHSV offered an increased tendency to build up aromatics and paraffins. Real bio-ethanol broth was tested and gave the similar result as pure ethanol solution. That catalysts could retain full catalytic activity after 168 h in reaction provides evidence for their long stability. This study advantageously demonstrates a promising approach to generate high-value products from bio-ethanol.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106067
JournalCatalysis Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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