Chemocatalytic Upgrading of Tailored Fermentation Products Toward Biodiesel
Dr. Sanil Sreekumar, Zachary C. Baer, Dr. Elad Gross, Dr. Sasisanker Padmanaban, Konstantinos Goulas, Gorkem Gunbas, Dr. Selim Alayoglu, Prof. Harvey W. Blanch, Prof. Douglas S. Clark and Prof. F. Dean Toste
Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402244
Free upgrade: By tailoring both biological and chemocatalytic processes, the production of sustainable biodiesel from lignocellulosic sugar is maximized. Hydrotalcite-supported copper(II) and palladium(0) catalysts are combined with a modification of the process of fermentation of acetone–butanol–ethanol to isopropanol–butanol–ethanol, producing higher concentrations of diesel-range components in the alkylation reaction.