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Ethanol-to-Butadiene: A Review

Abstract

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.

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Submitted
17 Apr 2020
Accepted
01 Jun 2020
First published
02 Jun 2020

This article is Open Access

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Accepted Manuscript
Article type
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Ethanol-to-Butadiene: A Review

G. Pomalaza, P. Arango, M. Capron and F. Y. Dumeignil, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00784F

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