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Fuel Production with Heterogeneous Catalysis

1st Edition

Edited by Jacinto Sa

CRC Press

318 pages | 31 Color Illus. | 76 B/W Illus.

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Fuel Production with Heterogeneous Catalysis presents the groundbreaking discoveries, recent developments, and future perspectives of one of the most important areas of renewable energy research—the heterogeneous catalytic production of fuels. Comprised of chapters authored by leading experts in the field, this authoritative text:

  • Focuses primarily on the state-of-the-art catalysts and catalytic processes anticipated to play a pivotal role in the production of fuels
  • Describes production of fuels from renewable sources using environmentally friendly technologies
  • Exposes the advantages and disadvantages of each production process
  • Suggests solutions to minimize the impact of fuel transportation
  • Conveys the importance of catalysis for the sustainable production of fuels

Fuel Production with Heterogeneous Catalysis delivers a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art of the heterogeneous catalytic production of fuels, providing reaction mechanism schemes, engineering solutions, valuable industry insights, and more.


"… gives a global vision of an important, emergent research issue. … To the best of my knowledge, no other books published so far cover all the main catalytic processes for fuel production."

—Eduardo J. Garcia-Suarez, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby

Table of Contents




Solar Water Splitting Using Semiconductor Systems; Lorenzo Rovelli and K. Ravindranathan Thampi

Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution; Yusuke Yamada and Shunichi Fukuzumi

CO2 to Fuels; Atsushi Urakawa and Jacinto Sá

Methane Activation and Transformation over Nanocatalysts; Rajaram Bal and Ankur Bordoloi

Fischer–Tropsch: Fuel Production with Cobalt Catalysts; Cristina Paun, Jacinto Sá, and Kalala Jalama

Syngas to Methanol and Ethanol; Martin Muhler and Stefan Kaluza

Steam Reforming; Karin Föttinger

Biomass to Liquid Biofuels via Heterogeneous Catalysis; Michael Stöcker and Roman Tschentscher

Catalytic Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass; K. Seshan

Recent Trends in the Purification of H2 Streams by Water–Gas Shift and PROX; A. Sepúlveda-Escribano and J. Silvestre-Albero


About the Editor

Jacinto Sá is the Modern Heterogeneous Catalysis Group leader at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. He received his M.Sc from the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, and his Ph.D from The University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His work in using accelerator-based light sources to diagnose the mechanisms by which important catalytic processes proceed, and in conventional ultrafast laser sources, make him one of the most experienced researchers in the world in this area. Widely published and respected, Dr. Sá received an R&D 100 Award for his work with the CenTACat Group, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels