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Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print): 2211-3347
ISSN (Online): 1874-4788
VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/2211334710902010011









Recent Inventions in Glycerol Transformations and Processing

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Author(s): M. Olga Guerrero-Perez, Juana M. Rosas, Jorge Bedia, Jose Rodriguez-Mirasol and Tomas Cordero
Pages 11-21 (11)
Abstract:
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
Affiliation:
Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad de Malaga, E-29071-Malaga, Spain.