Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification

Abstract

Concern over the economics of accessing fossil fuel reserves, and widespread acceptance of the anthropogenic origin of rising CO2 emissions and associated climate change from combusting such carbon sources, is driving academic and commercial research into new routes to sustainable fuels to meet the demands of a rapidly rising global population. Here we discuss catalytic esterification and transesterification solutions to the clean synthesis of biodiesel, the most readily implemented and low cost, alternative source of transportation fuels to meet future societal demands.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C4CS00189C
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Funding: EPSRC for the award of a Leadership Fellowship (EP/G007594/4). K.W. thanks the Royal Society for the award of an Industry Fellowship.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemistry(all)
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Published Date: 2014-06-24
Published Online Date: 2014-06-24
Authors: Lee, Adam (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2153-1391)
Bennett, James
C. Manayil, Jinesh (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9864-3332)
Wilson, Karen (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4873-708X)

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