Cheaper catalyst for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis

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K-promoted Mo carbide catalyst could replace expensive Pt in Fischer–Tropsch synthesis

A potassium-promoted Mo carbide catalyst system for hydrocarbon synthesisThis HOT paper reports the promotional effect of potassium addition to an alumina-supported molybdenum carbide catalyst in Fischer–Tropsch synthesis of higher hydrocarbons like olefins and paraffins.  Such a catalyst could replace expensive expensive platinum catalysts for liquid fuel production.

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A potassium-promoted Mo carbide catalyst system for hydrocarbon synthesis
Dai-Viet N. Vo and Adesoji A. Adesina
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20385E, Paper

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