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Sustainable Catalytic Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts

Sustainable Catalytic Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts

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Biomass is widely considered as a potential alternative to dwindling fossil fuel reserves. There is a large variety of biomass sources (oleaginous, lignocellulosic, algae, etc.), with many possible conversion routes and products. Currently, biomass is not just viewed as a source of biofuels, but also as an interesting feedstock for the production of bio-based chemicals that could largely replace petrochemicals. In this context, the search for new sustainable and efficient alternatives to fossil sources is gaining increasing relevance within the chemical industry. There, the role of catalysis is often critical for the development of clean and sustainable processes, aiming to produce commodity chemicals or liquid fuels with a high efficiency and atom economy. This book gathers works at the cutting edge of investigation in the application of catalysis, for the sustainable conversion of biomass into biofuels and bio-based chemicals.

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Keywords

  • 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
  • aerobic oxidation
  • aldol condensation
  • algae
  • anaerobic co-digestion
  • Bamboo
  • bauxite
  • bio-oil
  • biofuel
  • Biomass
  • biomass-derived aqueous phase upgrading
  • catalytic upgrading
  • continuous flow
  • Copper
  • corncob
  • decarbonylation
  • decarboxylation
  • deoxygenation
  • Glucose
  • guaiacyl glycerol-β-guaiacyl ether
  • hemicelluloses extracted liquor
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • heterogeneous catalyst
  • high-grade liquid fuel
  • hydrocarbons
  • hydrogenolysis
  • Iron
  • ketalization
  • ketonisation
  • Li2CO3
  • lignin valorization
  • lignocellulosic biomass
  • LTL-zeolites
  • magnetic solid acid
  • monosaccharides
  • n/a
  • NaOH pretreatment
  • Nickel
  • olefin production
  • oxide catalyst zinc–zirconia
  • Platinum
  • polyols
  • pretreatment
  • pyrolysis
  • reducing sugar
  • ReOx-Rh/ZrO2 catalysts
  • ruthenium
  • solketal
  • soybean oil
  • sulfonated hydrothermal carbon
  • sulfonic solids
  • Technology, engineering, agriculture
  • Technology: general issues
  • thermochemical conversion
  • transesterification
  • turnover frequencies (TOFs)
  • used cooking oil
  • waste seashell
  • wood waste

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DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03936-434-3

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