The high cost of commercial catalysts has hampered the commercialization and cost-effective production of renewable diesel in recent times. This research investigates the effect of silica (SiO2) reinforcement on bio-based thermal power plant fly ash (BBTPPFS) for hydrogenation. The BBTPPFS and the SIO2 were pulverized, calcinated, and subjected to various characterization processes. The value of micropore volume, surface area, and external surface area of sample due to the reinforcement by SiO2. These results show that the addition of SiO2 to BBTPPFS improved the potential of the BBTPPFS as a heterogeneous catalyst for hydrogenation.
Keywords BBTPPFS, HDRD, renewable energy, silica Oxide, hydrogenation