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Production of Biofuels with Novel Salts Impregnated Tire Carbon Catalysts

Developed a solid acid carbon catalyst derived from recycled tires for biofuel production. Impregnated tire carbon catalysts were prepared via a preparation process. It was found that certain impregnated tire carbons have the best kinetics towards the esterification of free fatty acids to fatty acid methyl esters. A balance between surface area and salt loading plays a key role in tuning the catalytic activity.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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