Catalytic hydrotreatment of some technical lignins

Anja Oasmaa, Raimo Alén, Dietrich Meier

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    Five kraft lignins from softwood and hardwood and one softwood lignin from the organocell process were converted into an oil-like product by hydrotreatment at 400°C for 40 minutes in the presence of different catalysts. The total oil yields varied in the range 49-71% wt of the original lignin feedstock. The highest yield was obtained for organosolv lignin using a catalyst mixture of sulfided NiMo on aluminosilica (M8-81): Cr2O3 (M9-10) (1:1). Detailed GLC analysis of the low-molecular-weight components in the oil products (the total amounts of 14-38% wt of the original lignin) indicated the presence of various alkyl benzenes, phenols, and polycyclic aromatics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-194
    Number of pages6
    JournalBioresource Technology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • catalyst
    • Hydrotreatment
    • kraft lignin
    • oil product
    • organosolv lignin


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