A gasoline-boiling-range olefin production process which combines hexanol production from cellulose using Ir-ReOx/SiO2 and acid catalysts and hexene production from the hexanol using H-ZSM-5 catalyst is proposed. The compositions of the hexene mixture obtained by dehydrating 1- 2- and 3-hexanol and the applicability of the mixture to gasoline based on JIS specifications were determined. About 22 vol.% and ca. 7 vol.% of the hexene mixture could be blended into regular gasoline in summer and winter respectively. This suggests that the hexene mixture obtained from cellulose through this pathway is a potential biofuel.
- Cellulose-derived olefin