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Methanol Steam Reforming on Pd/Zn/ZnO Catalysts

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The aim of the project is to understand, at a microscopic level, reactions involved in methanol steam reforming on bimetallic Pd/Zn catalysts. The study is based on density functional calculations of the electronic and geometric structure of Pd/Zn materials (Pd and Cu are used as reference) and adsorption complexes, as well as their reactions on surfaces of these materials.

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The efficient usage of biogenic materials for the production of energy and of value added chemical is likely to be a key technology for the upcoming post-fossil-fuel era. A important issue for the development of the corresponding technologies is the catalytic conversion of biomass derived feedstocks. We investigated the conversion of various model molecules by the transition metal catalyst Pt and Ru. These studies cover the reaction of ethanol and propanol to model the chemistry of sugar derived materials. The conversion of aromatic feedstocks, as derived from lignin, has also be explored using the model molecule guaiacol.

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Deoxygenation of guaiacol on Ru(0001)  

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