Volume 19, Number 1, Janvier-Février 2012
|Page(s)||16 - 21|
|Section||Dossier : Lipochimie|
|Published online||15 January 2012|
Le glycérol « building blocks » majeur de la bioraffinerie oléagineuse
IAR, Pôle de Compétitivité Industries et Agro-ressources, 50-52 rue Brossolette, BP 05, 02930 Laon cedex
Biodiesel production increases, and each ton of biodiésel produced leads to about 100 kg of glycerol. Because of increasing amount of generated glycerol, but also according to environmental concerns and scarcity of oil, glycerol is considered as one of the top 10 building block chemicals derived from biomass that can subsequently be converted into a number of high value biobased chemicals. Besides the well established sell of purified glycerine to manufacturers of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, a variety of novel conversion techniques are introduced. This paper provides an overview of the latest biobased compounds produced from glycerol’s conversion, and of the lower environmental impact of these new ways of production.
Key words: glycerol / biorefinery / acrylic acid / acrolein / epichlorhydrin / Epicérol / glycerol carbonate / 1,3 propanediol / mono propyléne glycol / DHA / polyglycerols esters
© John Libbey Eurotext 2012
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.