P-Mo-15 Production of Green Diesel from Brown Grease via a Two-Step Catalytic Hydrogenation/Decarboxylation

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Elvan Sari1, Craig DiMaggio2, Manhoe Kim2, Steven O. Salley1 and Simon Ng2, (1)Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, (2)Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Brown grease as a potential low cost and non-food competing feedstock was converted to green diesel via two - step reaction; double bond hydrogenation and decarboxylation under low pressure with minimum hydrogen consumption. The product was comprised of mainly n-pentadecane and n- heptadecane.

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