OB53 Batch Depolymerization and Hydrogenation of Switchgrass Lignin via Formic Acid and Pt/C

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 10:20 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Weiyin Xu1, Stephen J. Miller2, Pradeep K. Agrawal1 and Christopher W. Jones1, (1)Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, (2)Chevron Research and Technology Company, Richmond, CA
Batch depolymerization and hydrodeoxygenation with formic acid and 20 wt% Pt/C catalyst in an ethanol medium is an alternate pathway in the production of second generation biofuels from switchgrass lignin.

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