Bio-ethylene production: Alternatives for green chemicals and polymers

Kevin M. van Geem, Jinto Manjaly Anthonykutty, Steven P. Pyl, Ali Harlin, Guy B. Marin

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Abstract

Steam cracking of hydrodeoxygenation of triglyceride based biomass (HDO-TGB) and HDO of tall oil fatty acids (HDO-TOFA) was studied on the Laboratory for Chemical Technology pilot plant to properly assess the potential of deoxygenated bio-oils. Compared to petroleum naphtha, the HDO-TGB contained high amounts of n-paraffins in a significantly higher carbon range. Only small amounts of naphthenes and no more than traces of aromatics were detected in the HDO-TGB. When cracking HDO-TOFA or HDO-TGB, ethylene yields were significantly higher compared to naphtha cracking. However, naphtha cracking resulted in high methane and propylene yields due to the higher amount of iso-paraffins in the feed. The HDO-TOFA also contained a small amount of FAME.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 AIChE Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-081691071-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event2012 AIChE Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, 12AIChE - Houston, United States
Duration: 1 Apr 20125 Apr 2012

Conference

Conference2012 AIChE Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, 12AIChE
Abbreviated title12AIChE
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period1/04/125/04/12

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