Ethanol-to-Butadiene: A Review
Butadiene is a crucial chemical, notably for the manufacturing of car tires. The ethanol-to-butadiene has emerged as a promising solution to both environmental concerns and the disruption caused by the emergence of shale gas associated with butadiene production. As a result, it has gathered significant scientific interest and private companies are investigating its application. Although much insight into the reaction and its catalysts in recent years, several issues remain unresolved before becoming a financially viable. This review aims to provide up to date insight in the ethanol-to-butadiene reaction, including topics that are seldom addressed. It can serve as a starting point for any new research projects on the subject of ethanol conversion to butadiene.