Research report 2017 - Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Solid catalyst design assisted by nanoscale 3D imaging opens new avenues for fuel production from unconventional feedstocks
Duyckaerts, Nicolas; Jeske, Kai; Schüth, Ferdi; Prieto, Gonzalo*
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr
SummaryAn almost 100 year old breakthrough discovery of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung gains of importance due to new catalyst design with assistance of nanoscale 3D imaging methods and an innovative tandem-catalysis-process. The Fischer-Tropsch reaction is more relevant than ever as it enables the production of high-quality liquid hydrocarbon fuels from widely available or renewable carbon feedstocks including unconventional sources or biomass.