Renewable aviation fuel has been identified as the most promissory alternative for
the sustainable development of the aviation sector. This renewable fuel can be obtained from
triglyceride, lignocellulosic biomass, sugar and starchy feedstock through different processing
pathways; however, the hydroprocessing of triglyceride feedstock is the most advanced
technology. The modeling and simulation of the hydrotreating processes is a key step to improve
it from an energetic point of view; this can be realized through the application of
strategies such as energy integration or process intensification. Nevertheless, the reliability
of the obtained results depends strongly on reactive and phase equilibrium calculations. In
particular, in the hydrotreating process, the conversion of triglyceride feedstock intro hydrocarbons
is the key step; and it has been of recent interest in research areas. Therefore, in this
work, a review of the kinetic models and global conversions reported for biojet fuel production
through hydrotreating process of renewable triglyceride feedstock is presented.
Keywords: Renewable aviation fuel, hydrotreating process, triglyceride feedstock, biofuel, CO2, Fuel.
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