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dc.contributor.authorLopez-Urionabarrenechea, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorAcha, Esther
dc.contributor.authorAdrados, Aitziber
dc.contributor.authorSolar, Jon
dc.contributor.authorCaballero, Blanca María
dc.contributor.authorde Marco, Isabel
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-23T09:11:45Z
dc.date.available2020-11-23T09:11:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-10
dc.identifier.citationLopez-Urionabarrenechea, Alexander, Esther Acha, Aitziber Adrados, Jon Solar, Blanca María Caballero, and Isabel de Marco. “Use of a Reforming Catalyst for Hydrogen Production in the Carbonization Process of Torrefied Biomass.” Catalysts 10, no. 11 (November 10, 2020): 1300. doi:10.3390/catal10111300.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1023
dc.description.abstractThe utilization of charcoal from woody biomass is an effcient way to reduce CO2 emissions from the metallurgical industry. The main aim of this work is to study the charcoal production process from torrefied biomass. For this purpose, torrefaction (3 _C min-1, 250 _C, 30 min) and carbonization (3 _C min-1, 750 _C, 30 min) experiments of eucalyptus wood were carried out in a 3.5 L tank reactor. In the carbonization experiments, a thermo-catalytic treatment of the vaporized phase was also performed, with the objective of producing less condensates and H2-rich gases. The results show that the torrefaction pre-treatment does not affect the chemical properties of charcoal but significantly improves the performance of the carbonization process, where more than 50 wt% of charcoal is obtained. In addition, the thermal and thermo-catalytic treatment of the vaporized phase during the carbonization of torrefied biomass yields better results than in the case of fresh biomass. When torrefied biomass is used as raw material and the reforming catalyst is employed to treat the vapors and gases, a proportion of 71 vol% of H2 in the gases is achieved, together with very low quantities of condensates (8.0 wt%). This allows designing a carbonization process in which, in addition to charcoal, pure H2 can also be produced.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the Basque Government through the “SAIOTEK” program, grant number SAI13/190 (S-PE13UN126), by University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation and European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) (Projects: ENE2017-82250-R). The work was also funded by the financing provided to the “Sustainable Process Engineering” research group for the 2016-2021 period (reference: GIC 15/13, IT993-16).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleUse of a Reforming Catalyst for Hydrogen Production in the Carbonization Process of Torrefied Biomassen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/catal10111300en
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FEDER/ENE2017-82250-R/EU/Fabricación y suministro de una planta piloto para ensayos de reacciones fotocatalíticasen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsTorrefactionen
dc.subject.keywordsPyrolysisen
dc.subject.keywordsCarbonizationen
dc.subject.keywordsReforming catalysten
dc.subject.keywordsHydrogenen
dc.subject.keywordsWoody biomassen
dc.identifier.essn2073-4344en
dc.issue.number11en
dc.journal.titleCatalystsen
dc.page.initial1300en
dc.volume.number10en


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