7. Fats and Oils as Raw Material for the Chemical Industry

  1. Dr. Pieter Imhof2,3 and
  2. Dr. Jan Cornelis van der Waal3,4
  1. Aalbert (bart) Zwijnenburg

Published Online: 26 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527656639.ch7

Catalytic Process Development for Renewable Materials

Catalytic Process Development for Renewable Materials

How to Cite

Zwijnenburg, A. (2013) Fats and Oils as Raw Material for the Chemical Industry, in Catalytic Process Development for Renewable Materials (eds P. Imhof and J. C. van der Waal), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527656639.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Avantium, VP Strategic Account Management, Zekeringstraat 29, 1014 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    Avantium Technologies, Zekeringstraat 14, 1014 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Avantium, Zekeringstraat 29, 1014 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Johnson Matthey, Wardstrasse 17, 46446 Emmerich am Rhein, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 24 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527331697

Online ISBN: 9783527656639

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Keywords:

  • fats and oils;
  • conceptual process design;
  • catalyst selection;
  • fatty alcohols

Summary

This chapter focuses on the production of chemicals from naturally derived fats and oils. After setting the scene by definitions, it will be shown why and what modifications are needed to obtain renewable chemicals. Biosynthetic pathways can be used for making new products, it is shown that these still need chemical transformations and similar design considerations.