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The challenge of efficient synthesis of biofuels from lignocellulose for future renewable transportation fuels
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2012 (English)In: International Journal of Chemical Engineering, ISSN 1687-806X, E-ISSN 1687-8078, 674761- p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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Dehydration of sugars to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) has recently been under intensive study by a multitude of research groups. On the other hand, when lignocellulosic biomass is applied as the starting material, very few studies can be found in the open literature. The direct synthesis of HMF, in line with the idea of “one-pot” synthesis strategy from lignocellulose, is demanding since the overall process should encompass dissolution, hydrolysis, and dehydration steps in a single processing unit. Ionic liquid-assisted methods to produce hydroxymethyl-furfural directly from lignocellulosic biomass are reported here together with a short overview of the most important biofuels. In reality, HMF is not suitable to be used as a single-component fuel as such, and, consequently, methods to produce HMF derivatives suitable as liquid fuels are reported.

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012. 674761- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51388DOI: 10.1155/2012/674761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51388DiVA: diva2:480250
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Accepted 6 October 2011Available from: 2012-01-19 Created: 2012-01-19 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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