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Lignin bio-oil downstream processing for the production of biofuels and value-added chemicals

Grant number: 20/03274-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2021
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Technology
Principal researcher:Patricia Fazzio Martins Martinez
Grantee:Patricia Fazzio Martins Martinez
Host: Roberto Rinaldi Sobrinho
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Química (FEQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Imperial College London, England  

Abstract

In this project, we will investigate the lignin bio-oil downstream processing through the study of catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of lignin fractions obtained from lignin-first biorefining and refined by selective adsorption, aiming to produce biofuels and/or added-value chemicals. This fundamental work is essential to shed light on the molecular mechanisms associated with the catalytic conversion of lignin over HDO catalysts and to contribute to the future establishment of a lignin-derived platform chemical able to replace fossil fuels. (AU)

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