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Dry Reforming of Ethanol and Glycerol: Mini-Review.

Yu, J., Odriozola, J.A. and Reina, T. R. (2019) Dry Reforming of Ethanol and Glycerol: Mini-Review. Catalysts, 9 (12), 1015.

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Dry reforming of ethanol and glycerol using CO2 are promising technologies for H2 production while mitigating CO2 emission. Current studies mainly focused on steam reforming technology, while dry reforming has been typically less studied. Nevertheless, the urgent problem of CO2 emissions directly linked to global warming has sparked a renewed interest on the catalysis community to pursue dry reforming routes. Indeed, dry reforming represents a straightforward route to utilize CO2 while producing added value products such as syngas or hydrogen. In the absence of catalysts, the direct decomposition for H2 production is less efficient. In this mini-review, ethanol and glycerol dry reforming processes have been discussed including their mechanistic aspects and strategies for catalysts successful design. The effect of support and promoters is addressed for better elucidating the catalytic mechanism of dry reforming of ethanol and glycerol. Activity and stability of state-of-the-art catalysts are comprehensively discussed in this review along with challenges and future opportunities to further develop the dry reforming routes as viable CO2 utilization alternatives.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Odriozola, J.A.
Reina, T.
Date : 2 December 2019
Funders : The Royal Society
DOI : 10.3390/catal9121015
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Uncontrolled Keywords : CO2 utilization; Dry reforming; Ethanol; Glycerol; Catalyst
Additional Information : This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)(51806078), and the Foundation of State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion(FSKLCCB1904), the Royal society with the Grants EP/R512904/1 and RSGR1180353. The APC was funded by 51806078.
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 24 Jan 2020 11:48
Last Modified : 18 Feb 2020 10:07

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