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30 years of hydroprocessing at UCT Prague - the transition from petroleum feedstocks to bio-oils from HTL and pyrolysis

PUBLISHED April 25, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2304p4804133)



Petr Straka1 , Miloš Auersvald1 , Eliška Lyko Vachková1 , Josef Blažek1
  1. UCT Prague, Czech Republic

Conference / event

PYROLIQ II – 2023: Pyrolysis and Liquefaction of Biomass and Wastes, March 2023 (Vienna, Austria)

Poster summary

Hydroprocessing including hydrotreating and hydrocracking is a key refinery process commonly used for the upgrading of various petroleum fractions to produce transportation fuels or feedstocks for other processes. Our Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague investigates hydroprocessing for more than 30 years. We started with upgrading of fossil feedstock and 10 years ago we moved to the processing of bio-based feedstocks like HTL and pyrolysis oils, animal and vegetable oils and Fischer-Tropsch wax. Except of hydroprocessing our university started to build the state-of the-art catalytic testing units with fixed-bed reactors under the brand CACTU Solution.


Hydroprocessing, Catalyst, Testing unit, Bio-oil

Research areas

Chemical Engineering, Chemistry


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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Creative Commons license
Copyright © 2023 Straka et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Straka, P., Auersvald, M., Lyko Vachková, E., Blažek, J. 30 years of hydroprocessing at UCT Prague - the transition from petroleum feedstocks to bio-oils from HTL and pyrolysis [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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