The present invention provides a catalyst including a mesoporous silica nanoparticle and a catalytic material comprising iron. In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods of using and making the catalyst. In some examples, the catalyst can be used to hydrotreat fatty acids or to selectively remove fatty acids from feedstocks.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
 This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC02-07CH11358 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.