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Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification

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Abstract

Concern over the economics of accessing fossil fuel reserves, and widespread acceptance of the anthropogenic origin of rising CO2 emissions and associated climate change from combusting such carbon sources, is driving academic and commercial research into new routes to sustainable fuels to meet the demands of a rapidly rising global population. Here we discuss catalytic esterification and transesterification solutions to the clean synthesis of biodiesel, the most readily implemented and low cost, alternative source of transportation fuels to meet future societal demands.

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Submitted
27 May 2014
First published
24 Jun 2014

This article is Open Access

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 7887-7916
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Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification

A. F. Lee, J. A. Bennett, J. C. Manayil and K. Wilson, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 7887
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00189C

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