Chemical & Engineering News: More reaction steps are better for making biomass-derived pentanediol

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This Chemical & Engineering News article features research by Harvey D. Spangler Professor George Huber and James Dumesic, Ernest Micek Distinguished Chair in chemical and biological engineering.

Creating high-value coproducts along with biofuels is an important part of helping biobased chemicals become economically viable so they can complement petroleum-derived chemicals. But this is a tricky proposition because hundreds of interrelated compounds exist in both the petrochemical and biomass chemical pathways. That means sorting through many possible reactions to find optimal routes to target products. Read more…