Closing In on Butanol for Biofuel

Butanol is the go-to industrial solvent for products such as lacquers and enamels, but it might also play a substantial role in the production of renewable fuels. Gallon for gallon, it has 30 percent more energy than ethanol and only around 4 percent less energy than a gallon of petroleum-based gasoline. DalinYebo‘s insight: Great alternative…

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Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions of Furan and Furfural (liquid transportation fuels)

Abstract: Upgrading of furan and small oxygenates obtained from the decomposition of cellulosic materials via formation of carbon-carbon bonds is critical to effective conversion of biomass to liquid transportation fuels. Simulation-driven molecular level understanding of carbon-carbon bond formation is required to design efficient catalysts and processes. Accurate quantum chemical methods are utilized here to predict…

Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions of Furan and Furfural (liquid transportation fuels) from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Efficient Solid Acid Catalyst for the Production of Furfurals

Self-assembled nanoparticulates of porous sulfonated carbonaceous TiO2 material that contain Brønsted and Lewis acidic sites were prepared by a one-pot synthesis method. The carbonaceous heterogeneous catalyst (Glu-TsOH-Ti) with a Brønsted-to-Lewis acid density ratio of 1.2 and more accessible acid sites was effective to produce 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural from biomass-derived mono- and disaccharides and xylose in…

Efficient Solid Acid Catalyst for the Production of Furfurals from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Efficient Solid Acid Catalyst for the Production of Furfurals from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Lignocellulosic Biomass into a Jet Fuel

A key challenge in the biofuels landscape is to get more advanced biofuels—fuels other than corn ethanol and vegetable oil-based biodiesel—into the transportation pool. DalinYebo‘s insight: Furfural has a ±20% higher BTU content than Ethanol! It is a rocket fuel. (dalinyebo.com/biofuels). See on http://www.azocleantech.com, via Scoop.it – Furfural and its many By-products    

Lignocellulosic Biomass into a Jet Fuel from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Carving out a future for biomass conversion to jet fuel

A pioneering study has proposed a new integrated method for producing aviation fuels from woody feedstock by considering all downstream processing stages and carrying out a detailed economic analysis. Lignocellulose, a raw material in biomass, can be converted to biofuels and is often considered a long-term alternative to the diminishing supply of fossil fuels. The conversion process…

Carving out a future for biomass conversion to jet fuel from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Rethinking Biofuel Yields

Biomass for Biofuels (Image: K.Stepnitz, Michigan State University)[/caption] According to new research from Michigan State University (MSU), focusing solely on biomass yield comes at a high price. Looking at the big picture allows other biofuel crops, such as perennial … DalinYebo‘s insight: The big picture of biorefining is all about finding The-Right-Balance™ (dalinyebo.com/the-right-balance). Yields are…

Rethinking Biofuel Yields from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Furfuryl alcohol to ethyl levulinate

Conversion of furfuryl alcohol to ethyl levulinate using porous aluminosilicate acid… DalinYebo‘s insight: A smart pathway to get to ethyl levulinate (EL), another (next generation – drop-in) biofuel. EL has an oxygen content of 33%. For example: a blend of 20% EL, 70% petroleum diesel and 1% co-additive has a 6.9% oxygen content, resulting in…

Furfuryl alcohol to ethyl levulinate from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Furfuryl alcohol to ethyl levulinate from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Mixtures containing 2,5-dimethylfuran and furfuryl alcohol

The vapour-liquid equilibria of the pure components, furfuryl alcohol .. along with the binary mixtures (2,5-dimethylfuran + furfuryl alcohol), .. were investigated.     DalinYebo‘s insight: 2,5-dimethylfuran (DMF) is a (next generation) biofuel. It is also part of the “caramel” flavour and found in cigarette smoke. Furfuryl alcohol has been used as rocket-fuel. See http://bit.ly/1d7F6rW.…

Mixtures containing 2,5-dimethylfuran and furfuryl alcohol from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Mixtures containing 2,5-dimethylfuran and furfuryl alcohol from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

An Opinion: It’s the feedstock, dummy!

“So, It is time we rebuild this industry and put aside the false claims, the tree-hugging propaganda of food x fuel, replacing oil, ILUC, blabla, the lack of interest in anything considered ‘agricultural’, etc. We have to start from the very bottom, and that is the choosing of a feedstock to be used as a…

An Opinion: It’s the feedstock, dummy! from DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds