Chemocatalytic Upgrading of Tailored Fermentation Products Toward Biodiesel

SREEKUMAR S., Baer Z. C. , GROSS E., Padmanaban S., GOULAS K., Gunbas G., ...More

CHEMSUSCHEM, vol.7, no.9, pp.2445-2448, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cssc.201402244
  • Journal Name: CHEMSUSCHEM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2445-2448
  • Keywords: acetone-butanol-ethanol, biodiesel, biomass, Clostridium beijerinckii, hydrotalcite, isopropanol-butanol-ethanol, CLOSTRIDIUM-ACETOBUTYLICUM, EXTRACTIVE FERMENTATION, BIOMASS, BUTANOL, CATALYST, HYDROCARBONS, HYDROTALCITE, ALKANES, PATHWAY, DIESEL


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.