Production of cellulose-derived olefins and applicability to gasoline

Yasuyo Okuyama, Mitsuru Koike, Shinya Sasaki, Sibao Liu, Masazumi Tamura, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Akio Imai, Keiichi Tomishige

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Japan Petroleum Institute
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Biogasoline
  • Cellulose-derived olefin
  • Dehydration
  • Hexanol
  • Hexene


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