Conversion of Biomass Syngas to Higher Alcohols: from Lab Scale Experiments to Plant Design

K. Atsonios, C. Christodoulou, E. Liakakou, E.I. Koytsoumpa, E. Heracleous, K.D. Panopoulos & A.A. Lemonidou
The catalytic conversion of synthesis gas originating from biomass produces ethanol, plus C3-C4 alcohols that could be used directly as fuels or as fuel additives for octane or cetane enhancement. The reaction has been studied over a wide range of catalytic materials, but has been limited up-to-date by low yields and poor catalyst selectivity. Of paramount importance for the efficient production of higher alcohols from biomass is the effective coupling of the biomass gasification and...