Chemocatalytic Upgrading of Tailored Fermentation Products Toward Biodiesel

Sanil Sreekumar, Zachary C. Baer, Elad Gross, Sasisanker Padmanaban, Konstantinos Goulas*, Gorkem Gunbas, Selim Alayoglu, Harvey W. Blanch, Douglas S. Clark, F. Dean Toste

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2445-2448
Number of pages4
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clostridium beijerinckii
  • acetone–butanol–ethanol
  • biodiesel
  • biomass
  • hydrotalcite
  • isopropanol–butanol–ethanol


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