Recent Inventions in Glycerol Transformations and Processing

Guerrero-P�rez, M. Olga; Rosas, Juana M.; Bedia, Jorge; Rodr�guez-Mirasol, Jos�; Cordero, Tom�s
January 2009
Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering;Jan2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
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).


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