Modification of Alumina-Supported Ni-Catalyst by MgO and CeO2 for Tar Elimination in Steam Gasification of EFB

P. Kuchonthara, S. Krerkkaiwan, S. Butnark & T. Vitidsant
This work attempted to imitate a base oxide of dolomite, MgO, on the surface of alumina supported Ni­catalyst. In addition, CeO2 was considered to suppress the coking on Ni­catalyst. Experiments were carried out in a drop­tube fixed bed reactor. Empty fruit brunch (EFB), waste from palm oil manufacturing, was employed as biomass feedstock. Catalysts were prepared by a wet impregnation method. The effect of each oxide was investigated on the performance of catalyst in terms...