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Green Chemicals: How to add value to carbohydrates

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Green Chemicals: How to add value to carbohydrates

 

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Today, almost all chemicals and polymers are derived from petroleum-based fuels. Renewable biomass-derived chemicals can become a alternative in the context of limited and environmentally impactful fossil fuel resources. There are two types of processes for the conversion of sugars: fermentation and catalysis. While the former is inherently inefficient, the latter suffers from low reaction rates unless the reaction is carried out in gas phase where we face a problem of caramelization. We are proposing a new direct and efficient method for producing valuable organic acids from biomass feedstock and wastes by gas phase heterogeneous catalysis while avoiding caramelization.

General information

Category: 
Materials/green technologies/industrial chemistry
Researcher: 
Gregory Patience

Contact: Chloé Archambault, Eng.
Project Manager Business Development
chloe.archambault@univalor.ca