Catalysing sustainable fuel and chemical synthesis

Lee, A 2014, 'Catalysing sustainable fuel and chemical synthesis', Applied Petrochemical Research, vol. 4, pp. 11-31.


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Title Catalysing sustainable fuel and chemical synthesis
Author(s) Lee, A
Year 2014
Journal name Applied Petrochemical Research
Volume number 4
Start page 11
End page 31
Total pages 21
Publisher Springer
Abstract Concerns over the economics of proven fossil fuel reserves, in concert with government and public acceptance of the anthropogenic origin of rising CO2 emissions and associated climate change from such combustible carbon, are driving academic and commercial research into new sustainable routes to fuel and chemicals. The quest for such sustainable resources to meet the demands of a rapidly rising global population represents one of this centurys grand challenges. Here, we discuss catalytic solutions to the clean synthesis of biodiesel, the most readily implemented and low cost, alternative source of transportation fuels, and oxygenated organic molecules for the manufacture of fine and speciality chemicals to meet future societal demands.
Subject Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions
Keyword(s) Heterogeneous catalysis
Biofuels
Biodiesel
Selective oxidation
Alcohols
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s13203-014-0056-z
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access Creative Commons Attribution License
ISSN 2190-5525
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