Review of Advances in the Utilization of Biochar-Derived Catalysts for Biodiesel Production

ACS Omega. 2023 Feb 23;8(9):8190-8200. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.2c07909. eCollection 2023 Mar 7.


Biochar, obtained from the thermal decomposition of different biomass sources, can be used in various scientific technologies by virtue of its distinguishing performance. Recent developments in advanced biochar synthesis methods have led to continuous growth in the literature related to bulk biochar products and synthesized biochar substrates. This review specifically summarizes the current advanced methods for the synthesis of functional biochar catalysts and applications in (trans)esterification. Herein, first the method and design of synthesized biochar substrate catalysts are briefly introduced. Second, the applications of these synthesized biochar substrate catalysts upon (trans)esterification are comprehensively discussed. Finally, the current research status and the future perspectives of the synthesized biochar substrate catalyst are presented. It is expected that this summary will provide perspectives and instructions for future work on synthesized biochar catalysts for biodiesel products.

PMID:36910936 | PMC:PMC9996642 | DOI:10.1021/acsomega.2c07909


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