Auto-methanation performance of structured Ni-type catalyst for CO2 transformation

Choji Fukuhara, Sakhon Ratchahat, Asuka Kamiyama, Masao Sudoh, Ryo Watanabe

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The methanation performance of a Ni/CeO2 structured catalyst having a spiral shape was investigated using a feed material gas containing 1-11 vol % oxygen. The spiral catalyst exhibited high methane yield for a high oxygen concentration (9-11 vol %) and fast feed flow rate even under an auto-methanation condition, which does not require external heating. Such high methane yield was continuously maintained for 60 hours or longer. Under the auto-methanation over the structured catalyst, the reaction field generated high thermal energy, which did not exceed the Tammann temperature of the nickel component, due to selective hydrogen combustion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Auto-methanation
  • Carbon capture and utilization
  • Structured type catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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