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Sugarcane bagasse catalytic hydrogenolysis/hydrogenation process under supercritic methanolic condition in the presence of copper-doped porous metal oxides

Grant number: 12/10884-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Mauricio Boscolo
Grantee:Mauricio Boscolo
Host: Peter C. Ford
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara), United States  

Abstract

In this project of postdoctorial stage, the catalytic hydrogenolysis/hydrogenation process as pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse for cellulosic ethanol production by enzymatic saccharification and other chemicals used as liquid fuels will be studied. The reaction medium will be supercritical methanol (sc-MeOH) and the catalyst a copper-doped porous metal oxide in a catalytic conversion of sugarcane bagasse to liquid and gaseous products in a single stage reactor. Other transition metals could be used in this process during the stage. The reductive hydrogenation of the lignin can be employed to promote disassemble of lignocellulosic fibers and to produce compounds with a low ratio of oxygen/carbon with higher calorific properties than the original polyphenols compounds released from lignin. Efficient methodologies for convert biomass solids to liquid fuels have the potential of reducing dependence on imported petroleum while reducing the carbon dioxide burden in the atmosphere. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BERNT, CHRISTOPHER M.; MANESEWAN, HUSSAYA; CHUI, MEGAN; BOSCOLO, MAURICIO; FORD, PETER C. Temperature Tuning the Catalytic Reactivity of Cu-Doped Porous Metal Oxides with Lignin Models. ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, v. 6, n. 2, p. 2510-2516, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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