Production of bioparaffins by the catalytic hydrogenation of natural triglycerides

Jen Hancsók, Tamás Kasza, Sándor Kovács, Péter Solymosi, András Holló

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The production possibilities of gas oil boiling-range mixtures of paraffins were investigated over different catalysts as a function of the process parameters using different natural triglycerides. Under favorable operational parameters (T: 360-380 °C; p: 60-80 bar; liquid hourly space velocity (LHSV): 1.0-2.0 cm 3 of feedstock/(hcm 3 of catalyst)), the yield of paraffin mixtures increased in the order NiW/Al 2O 3 < NiMo/Al 2O 3 << CoMo/Al 2O 3. In the best cases, the yields of paraffins reached 75-85% of the theoretical values. These compounds are excellent, environmentally sound fuels for diesel engines (cetane number: 89-92) and could be used either as pure fuels or as blending components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012



  • Bio gas oil
  • Clean fuels
  • Transition-metal catalysts
  • Triglyceride hydrogenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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