Low-temperature studies of hydrocarbon synthesis

Hydrocarbon synthesis
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CO2 hydrogenation in the presence of Ni- and Fe-based catalysts was evaluated as a potential reaction for abiotic production of hydrocarbon in geologic time. The methane production was experimentally studied in an atmosphere of H2 and CO2 (5:1) at 1 bar and 50 °C with NiO, Fe2O3 and Fe2O3xFeO (magnetite) powders as catalysts. The measurements showed evident traces of methane/ethane on NiO and ethylene on iron oxide and magnetite

 

DOI 10.12910/EAI2014-64

Alfonso Pozio, Massimo De Francesco, Stefano Galli

 

 

 


Alfonso Pozio, Massimo De Francesco, Stefano Galli - ENEA, Technical Unit for Renewable Energy Sources