Chapter 10. Conversion of Glycerol into Traffic Fuels

  1. Prof. Gabriele Centi2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Rutger A. van Santen3
  1. Tiia S. Viinikainen,
  2. Reetta S. Karinen and
  3. A. Outi I. Krause

Published Online: 22 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch10

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

How to Cite

Viinikainen, T. S., Karinen, R. S. and Krause, A. O. I. (2007) Conversion of Glycerol into Traffic Fuels, in Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production (eds G. Centi and R. A. van Santen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering of Materials, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

  2. 3

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Chemical Technology, P.O. Box 6100, 02150 Hut, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317882

Online ISBN: 9783527621118

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Keywords:

  • catalysis for renewables;
  • conversion of glycerol;
  • traffic fuels;
  • etherification of glycerol;
  • isobutene;
  • improvements to biodiesel process;
  • reforming of glycerol

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Glycerol

    • Properties, Production and Use of Glycerol

    • Glycerol from Biodiesel Production

  • Etherification of Glycerol with Isobutene

    • Reaction Scheme

    • Etherification Catalysts

    • Process Conditions

    • Etherification Kinetics

    • Ethers of Glycerol as Fuel Components

  • Improvements to Biodiesel Process

    • Etherification with Biodiesel Process

    • Heterogeneous Biodiesel Process

  • Reforming of Glycerol

    • Aqueous Phase Reforming

    • Steam Reforming

  • Future Aspects

  • References