Recent Inventions in Glycerol Transformations and Processing

Author(s): M. Olga Guerrero-Perez, Juana M. Rosas, Jorge Bedia, Jose Rodriguez-Mirasol, Tomas Cordero

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering
Continued as Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2009


Many patents claiming new processes for the conversion of glycerol into valuable-added chemicals are appearing in recent years as a result of glycerol availability since it is the main by-product in the biodiesel production and in other processes concerning biomass as raw material. In a future biorefinery glycerol will remain as a platform molecule. Present review describes a selection of such patents and shows the potential of glycerol as raw material in such future chemical industries (biorefineries).

Keywords: Glycerol, biomass, catalytic process, renewable, environment, energy, catalysis, biorefinery

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Year: 2009
Page: [11 - 21]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/2211334710902010011

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