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High-Quality Diesel from Hexose- and Pentose-Derived Biomass Platform Molecules

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  • Prof. Dr. Avelino Corma,

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    1. Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Avenida de los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 96-387-78-09
    • Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Avenida de los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 96-387-78-09
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  • Olalla de la Torre,

    1. Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Avenida de los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 96-387-78-09
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  • Dr. Michael Renz

    1. Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Avenida de los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 96-387-78-09
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Abstract

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Blending in: Lignocellulosic biomass contains hexoses and pentoses, and both of them may be utilized in second-generation biocarburants. A process that uses platform molecules derived from hexoses (5-methylfurfural) and from pentoses (2-methylfuran, or Sylvan) to produce a high quality diesel is presented. The diesel can be blended in any ratio with commercial diesel, and has a high cetane number and good flow properties.

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