Recent Inventions in Glycerol Transformations and Processing
M. Olga Guerrero-Perez, Juana M. Rosas, Jorge Bedia, Jose Rodriguez-Mirasol and Tomas Cordero
Pages 11-21 (11)
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).
Glycerol, biomass, catalytic process, renewable, environment, energy, catalysis, biorefinery
Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad de Malaga, E-29071-Malaga, Spain.