Biomass-derived fuels are today foreseen as being important energy sources for our sustainable future. Advanced biomass conversion technology like pressurized circulating fluidized bed gasification will play a crucial role in reducing the need for imported oil and the negative effects of greenhouse gases generated from the combustion of fossil fuels. However tars present in the biomass generated gas may damage downstream upgrading units (steam reforming and water gas shift). Using monolith catalysts would avoid the clogging of the reactor by tars, while the coated phase tolerant to contaminants would maintain the activity high. At this purpose, two reforming catalysts have been loaded on commercial FeCrAlloy S-shaped monolith. The catalytic tests performed in the model reaction of steam reforming of pure methane evidenced the high activity of these structured catalysts, even if a very low amount of metal was loaded.

Chapter 21. Structured Catalysts for the Reforming of Methane from a Biomass Generated Gas

ALBERTAZZI, SIMONE;BASILE, FRANCESCO;FORNASARI, GIUSEPPE;TRIFIRO', FERRUCCIO;VACCARI, ANGELO
2010

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Biomass-derived fuels are today foreseen as being important energy sources for our sustainable future. Advanced biomass conversion technology like pressurized circulating fluidized bed gasification will play a crucial role in reducing the need for imported oil and the negative effects of greenhouse gases generated from the combustion of fossil fuels. However tars present in the biomass generated gas may damage downstream upgrading units (steam reforming and water gas shift). Using monolith catalysts would avoid the clogging of the reactor by tars, while the coated phase tolerant to contaminants would maintain the activity high. At this purpose, two reforming catalysts have been loaded on commercial FeCrAlloy S-shaped monolith. The catalytic tests performed in the model reaction of steam reforming of pure methane evidenced the high activity of these structured catalysts, even if a very low amount of metal was loaded.
Handbook of Environmental Research
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S. Albertazzi; F. Basile; G. Fornasari; F. Trifirò; A. Vaccari
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