Beyond Petrochemicals: The Renewable Chemicals Industry


  • The Catalysis for Sustainable Energy initiative is funded by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.


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From petroleum to bioleum: Since biomass is a limited resource, it is necessary to consider its best use. The production of select chemicals from biomass, rather than its use as fuel, could effectively replace the use of petroleum in the chemical industry, but the inherent functionality of biomass must be exploited (see picture).