Development of bamboo - derived activated carbon as catalyst support for glucose hydrogenation

Firman Kurniawansyah*, Ratna Dewi Pertiwi, Mahendra Perdana, Muhammad Al-Muttaqii, Achmad Roesyadi

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Indonesia possesses high potential to develop an advanced biorefinery system, thanks to its high richness of natural resources. Bamboo for instance, with more than 200 species, in which 5% of its global distribution is found in Indonesian archipelago, is an invaluable resource to develop many useful materials. Here in this study, bamboo has been used to produce activated carbon for catalyst material. Bamboo raw material was obtained from a city park in Surabaya, and converted to activated carbon through carbonization at 773 K, followed by activation using acidic solution. The activated carbon (AC) was used as catalyst support, impregnated by nickel (Ni) as metal active. The catalyst was used in conversion of glucose to glucitols (sorbitol, mannitol) trough reduction with hydrogen. The Ni/AC was applied as catalyst for hydrogenation of glucose, conducted at 0.5 MPa and 363 - 403 K. With surface area of 125 m2/g of the carbon supported catalyst applied, glucose could be converted to polyols with overall yield of approximately 3 wt % from the total products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBroad Exposure to Science and Technology
EditorsEndarto Y. Wardhono
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035715736
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventBroad Exposure to Science and Technology Conference, BEST 2019 - Sanur, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Aug 20198 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume988 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferenceBroad Exposure to Science and Technology Conference, BEST 2019


  • Activated carbon
  • Bamboo
  • Catalyst
  • Glucose hydrogenation


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