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Pentenoic Acid Pathways for Cellulosic Biofuels


  • The Robert-Bosch Foundation within the Robert Bosch Professorship for sustainable utilization of natural renewable resources is acknowledged for financial support. This work was performed as part of the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass”, which is funded by the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote science and research at German universities.


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Woodn't it be nice? Pentenoic acid is a possible answer to various challenges associated with cellulose-derived biofuels. Starting from (ligno)cellulose, enables a range of potential biofuels to become accessible. Such biofuels are compatible with today's engines and could be prepared without the need for external hydrogen.