Minireview on Bio-Oil Upgrading via Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation : Connecting Biofuel Production with Renewable Power

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Author(s)

  • Wei Deng
  • Lin Lang
  • Xin Jin
  • Xun Hu
  • Yi Wang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7915-7928
Journal / PublicationEnergy and Fuels
Volume34
Issue number7
Online published15 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2020

Abstract

Electrocatalytic hydrogenation (ECH) can achieve catalytic hydrogenation at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure with only a small potential applied between the cathode and the anode. The mild conditions and simplicity make ECH a convenient choice to upgrade bio-oil to combat its intrinsic corrosiveness and chemical instability. This Minireview discusses the recent advances in the ECH of bio-oil and analyzes the mechanism of different bio-oil model compounds during their ECH upgrading. The goal is to demonstrate the viability of ECH as a bio-oil stabilization strategy. The product selectivity control and the effect of electrode selection are also reviewed to explore the design of a more robust electrocatalyst. Lastly, the challenges and opportunities in the ECH of bio-oil are discussed to improve the prospect of the technology in large-scale implementation.

Citation Format(s)

Minireview on Bio-Oil Upgrading via Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation: Connecting Biofuel Production with Renewable Power. / Lam, Chun Ho; Deng, Wei; Lang, Lin et al.
In: Energy and Fuels, Vol. 34, No. 7, 16.07.2020, p. 7915-7928.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review