Catalytic conversion of carbohydrates to oxygenates

H. Mehdi, Róbert Tuba, László T. Mika, A. Bodor, Kornél Torkos, I. Horváth

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Conversion to epichlorohydrin (estimated consumption: 100,000 ton per year) at France’s Tavaux site of Solvay; hydrogenation (hydrogenolysis) to 1,2 propylene glycol (estimated use: 1000 ton) in the United States by Senergy Chemical; bio-glycerol direct employment in new concrete additives (estimated use: 1000 ton) by Grace; and methanol production in the Netherlands by the consortium Biomethanol1 with a production capacity of 250 million liters are the first large-scale chemical applications using bio-glycerol-glycerol stemming from biodiesel manufacturing-as raw material. At least two new major conversions are currently being scaled up: acrolein production in France by Arkema,2 and glycerol tertiary butyl ether as fuel oxygenate additive in Spain by Repsol.3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Resources and Renewable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationA Global Challenge, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781420020861
ISBN (Print)9780849396892
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Mehdi, H., Tuba, R., Mika, L. T., Bodor, A., Torkos, K., & Horváth, I. (2006). Catalytic conversion of carbohydrates to oxygenates. In Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge, Second Edition (pp. 55-60). CRC Press.