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Soled, S.L., Baumgartner, J.E., Reyes, S.C., and Iglesia, E., Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Iglesia, E., Lednor, P.W., Nagaki, D.A., and Thompson, L.T., eds., 368, 113 (1995). (“Synthetic Design of Cobalt Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts”).

Fischer Tropsch | Gas To Liquids | Catalysis

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Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of Start-Up Solvent in …

For the production of Fischer-Tropsch diesel the main technological challenges are in the production of the synthesis gas (entrained flow gasifier). These barriers also apply to other gasification-derived biofuels, i.e. bio-methanol, bio-DME and biohydrogen. The synthesis gas is produced by a high-temperature gasification, which is already used for coal gasification. Biomass has different properties than coal and, therefore, several process changes are necessary. First, the biomass pre-treatment and feeding need a different process, because milling biomass to small particles is too energy-intensive.

Pilot Test for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Using a Fixed …

Moreover, small biomass particles can also aggregate and plug feeding lines. Pre-treatment processes like torrefaction or pyrolysis (which produces a liquid oil) could be developed to overcome these problems. Second, due to the higher reactivity of biomass (compared to coal) the gasification temperature might be decreased, resulting in higher efficiencies, but this will require different gasification and burner design. Third, the ash composition in biomass is different from that in coal, which results in different ash and slag behaviour, which is an important factor in the gasifier and still needs to be studied thoroughly. This ash and slag behaviour is also important for the cooling of the syngas, for which innovative development is desired. Other research topics are the cleaning and conditioning of synthesis gas, development of several types of catalysts, and the utilisation of by-products such as electricity, heat and steam. In Germany, a pilot production facility for Fischer-Tropsch liquids from biomass is currently in operation.


The industrial Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process converts synthesis gas (syngas, a mixture of CO + H2) into a complex mixture of hydrocarbons and oxygenates. Well-defined homogeneous catalysts for F-T may provide greater product selectivity for fuel-range liquid hydrocarbons compared to traditional heterogeneous catalysts. The first part of this work involved the preparation of late-transition metal complexes for use in syngas conversion. We investigated C–C bond forming reactions via carbene coupling using bis(carbene)platinum(II) compounds, which are models for putative metal–carbene intermediates in F-T chemistry. It was found that C–C bond formation could be induced by either (1) chemical reduction of or (2) exogenous phosphine coordination to the platinum(II) starting complexes. These two mild methods afforded different products, constitutional isomers, suggesting that at least two different mechanisms are possible for C–C bond formation from carbene intermediates. These results are encouraging for the development of a multicomponent homogeneous catalysis system for the generation of higher hydrocarbons.

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ICTL development in China can be divided into three stages2: the first stage was before 1980. During this time, there was little ICTL-related activity in China. The second stage was between 1980 and 2000. During this period, the focus was on the fundamental research necessary to accumulate knowledge and to play catch-up. Only Shanxi Institute of Coal Chemistry (SXICC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a two-stage process with two different configurations. The first configuration was a modified Fischer–Tropsch (MFT), in which two fixed beds in series were utilized to increase the overall conversion efficiency. The second configuration was a slurry modified Fischer–Tropsch (SMFT), in which a slurry reactor and a fixed bed in series were developed. Both reactor types were tested at the pilot-scale. The third stage of ICTL development is the time since the turn of the 21st century. ICTL in China is experiencing a period of fast-paced development, which has made China a global leader in the field of ICTL technologies and their applications.

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Iglesia, E., Actas XV Iberoam. Symp. Catal. (Herrero E. and Anunziata, O., Eds.) Vol. I, p. 17 (1996) (Plenary Manuscript: "The Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Structural Requirements, Mechanistic Details, and Catalyst Design”).