We design and investigate catalysts for the conversion of waste lignocellulosic biomass to Fuels & Chemicals via pyrolysis liquefaction in the following projects:
Catalyst design - Catalyst are designed for the selective in situ catalytic de-oxygenation of lignocellulosic biomass to make a fuel compatible bio-oil.
Aqueous phase – Not only the use of the organic phase, but also the use of the aqueous phase is researched in situ using ATR-IR spectroscopy.
Different pathways to convert waste lignin into useful green chemicals are investigated.
Humins – Catalytic routes for the valorisation of humin by-products formed during biomass processing are investigated
Design of efficient catalysts for gasificaton of biomass-derived waste streams in hot compressed water – Towards indurstial applicability
Dennis de Vlieger
Desing of efficient catalyst for steam reforming of pyrolysis oil to hydrogen – Towards a green and sustainable future
B. Matas Guëll
A further step toward H2 in automobile: development of an efficient bi-functional catalyst for single stage water gas shift
Khalid Ghazi Azzam