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 (SCI-Expanded) 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 (SCI-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
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.