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Advances in Biorefineries by Keith W. Waldron

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19

Bio-based chemicals from biorefining: carbohydrate conversion and utilisation

K. Wilson,    European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University, UK

A.F. Lee,    University of Warwick, UK and Monash University, Australia

Abstract:

The quest for sustainable sources of fuels and chemicals to meet the demands of a rapidly rising global population represents one of this century’s grand challenges. Biomass offers the most readily implemented, and low cost, solution for transportation fuels, and the only non-petroleum route to organic molecules for the manufacture of bulk, fine and speciality chemicals and polymers. Chemical processing of such biomass-derived building blocks requires catalysts compatible with hydrophilic, bulky substrates to facilitate ...

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