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Chemocatalytic Upgrading of Tailored Fermentation Products Toward Biodiesel

2014-09-01
SREEKUMAR, Sanil
Baer, Zachary C.
GROSS, Elad
Padmanaban, Sasisanker
GOULAS, Konstantinos
Günbaş, Emrullah Görkem
ALAYOGLU, Selim
Blanch, Harvey W.
Clark, Douglas S.
Toste, F. Dean
Biological and chemocatalytic processes are tailored in order to maximize the production of sustainable biodiesel from lignocellulosic sugar. Thus, the combination of hydrotalcite-supported copper(II) and palladium(0) catalysts with a modification of the fermentation from acetone-butanol-ethanol to isopropanol-butanol-ethanol predictably produces higher concentrations of diesel-range components in the alkylation reaction.