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Jean-Paul Lange, Richard Price, Paul M. Ayoub, Jurgen Louis, Leo Petrus, Lionel Clarke and Hans Gosselink Valeric Biofuels: A Platform of Cellulosic Transportation Fuels Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49

Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201000655

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Fueling the future: Valeric esters can be produced by acid hydrolysis of lignocellulose to levulinic acid, followed by hydrogenation to valeric acid and its subsequent esterification (see scheme). Valeric biofuels are fully compatible for blending with gasoline or diesel, and have passed a road trial of 250 000 km.

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