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Keywords:

  • green chemistry;
  • hydrogenolysis;
  • supported catalysts;
  • zeolites
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Hydrocarbon biodiesel can be quantitatively achieved on Ni/HBeta zeolite from crude algae oil in batch or continuous-flow reactors. In their Communication on page 2072 ff., J. Lercher et al. describe the kinetics, reaction pathways, and fundamental chemistry of the elementary steps of the cascade hydrogenation reaction on algae oil. This approach opens new possibilities to produce sulfur-free high-grade green transportation fuels from microalgae on a large scale.