Zeolite supported metal oxides catalyzed CO2 hydrogenation for selective aviation fuel synthesis
Aviation fuel is in an increasing demand worldwide. Using the greenhouse gas CO2 as the raw carbon source shows colossal potential not only as a substitute for conventional fossil resources, such as coal, oil, and gas, but also to abate global warming. In this context, this project aims to the synthesis of aviation fuels by using CO2 as the building block via a methanol-mediated chemical hydrogenation process. A set of novel catalyst materials consisting of metal oxides loaded zeolites will be developed to actualize the low-temperature CO2 activation coupled with carbon chain growth process. The structure-reactivity/selectivity for the synthesis of target C8-C16 aviation fuel ingredients, as well as the synergetic action of oxygen vacancies with B/L acid sites in this cascade process, will be explored using advanced in situ characterization techniques.
Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Bert Weckhuysen, Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Pengmei Lv in Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Province, China.
PhD research in the group of Prof. Zhenhong Yuan in Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Province, China.
Topic: Nickel-loaded hierarchical-pore molecular sieves synthesis and catalytic conversion of fatty acids into high-quality liquid hydrocarbon fuels under H2/CO2 atmosphere.
Basic master courses in University of Science ad Technology of China, Anhui Province, China.
Ms research in the group of Prof. Yong Chen in Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Province, China.
Topic: Characterization of catalytic pyrolysis behaviors of woody biomass using inorganic matters over thermogravimetric and pyrolyzer combined with GC/MS.
Research assistant in Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Province, China.
BSc study in Anhui University of Technology, Anhui Province, China.
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