Volume 88 Issue 8 | p. 35 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 22, 2010

Sweet And Oily Biodiesel Cocktail

Coprocessing carbohydrates and triglycerides derived from plant seeds significantly boosts biodiesel production
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: biodiesel, biofuel, cellulose, furfural, biphasic

By coprocessing carbohydrates and triglycerides derived from plant seeds, Mark Mascal and Edward B. Nikitin of the University of California, Davis, have created a novel technology that stands to substantially increase biodiesel production from oil crops (Energy Fuels, DOI: 10.1021/ef9013373). Mascal and Nikitin previously developed a biphasic acid/solvent reactor for converting plant sugars or cellulosic material into 5-(chloromethyl)furfural . . .

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