Chemocatalytic Upgrading of Tailored Fermentation Products Toward Biodiesel

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  • Dr. Sanil Sreekumar,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-9480
    2. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
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  • Zachary C. Baer,

    1. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
    2. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 (USA)
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  • Dr. Elad Gross,

    1. Chemical Sciences Division, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California, 94720 (USA)
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  • Dr. Sasisanker Padmanaban,

    1. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
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  • Konstantinos Goulas,

    Corresponding author
    1. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
    2. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 (USA)
    • Konstantinos Goulas, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Harvey W. Blanch, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Douglas S. Clark, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      F. Dean Toste, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-9480

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  • Gorkem Gunbas,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-9480
    2. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 (USA)
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  • Dr. Selim Alayoglu,

    1. Chemical Sciences Division, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California, 94720 (USA)
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  • Prof. Harvey W. Blanch,

    Corresponding author
    1. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
    2. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 (USA)
    • Konstantinos Goulas, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Harvey W. Blanch, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Douglas S. Clark, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      F. Dean Toste, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-9480

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  • Prof. Douglas S. Clark,

    Corresponding author
    1. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
    2. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 (USA)
    • Konstantinos Goulas, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Harvey W. Blanch, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Douglas S. Clark, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      F. Dean Toste, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-9480

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  • Prof. F. Dean Toste

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-9480
    2. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)
    • Konstantinos Goulas, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Harvey W. Blanch, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      Douglas S. Clark, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA)

      F. Dean Toste, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-9480

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Abstract

Biological and chemocatalytic processes are tailored in order to maximize the production of sustainable biodiesel from lignocellulosic sugar. Thus, the combination of hydrotalcite-supported copper(II) and palladium(0) catalysts with a modification of the fermentation from acetone–butanol–ethanol to isopropanol–butanol–ethanol predictably produces higher concentrations of diesel-range components in the alkylation reaction.

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