WEBINAR: Addressing Unique Catalyst Deactivation Challenges for Converting Biomass-Derived Feedstocks

January 21, 2020

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MDT, join the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office for a webinar titled, “Addressing Unique Catalyst Deactivation Challenges for Converting Biomass-Derived Feedstocks.”

Catalyst lifetime has a significant impact on the economics of biomass conversion processes. It is often challenging to develop robust and stable catalysts for bioenergy applications due to the unique qualities of biomass (e.g., high oxygen content, high moisture content, and highly reactive functional groups). Thus, catalyst deactivation requires significant attention in biomass conversion research and development (R&D), especially given that most of our current knowledge on this topic stems primarily from petroleum-based conversion technologies. Catalysis research and development within ChemCatBio is targeted at addressing this knowledge gap and improving catalyst lifetime for biomass conversion.

Join Huamin Wang of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as he presents (1) an overview of our current knowledge about the unique properties of biomass-derived intermediates that could cause catalyst deactivation issues and possible mitigation approaches, and (2) two to three examples of previous and current ChemCatBio work showing how we are addressing it in our R&D efforts. Get more information and register now.

Repost from ChemCatBio Webinar Series press release on January 21, 2020.