Acrylonitrile from Biomass: Still Far from Being a Sustainable Process

@article{Grasselli2016AcrylonitrileFB,
  title={Acrylonitrile from Biomass: Still Far from Being a Sustainable Process},
  author={Robert K. Grasselli and F. Trifir{\'o}},
  journal={Topics in Catalysis},
  year={2016},
  volume={59},
  pages={1651-1658}
}
  • Robert K. Grasselli, F. Trifiró
  • Published 2016
  • Chemistry
  • Topics in Catalysis
  • The production of acrylonitrile from biomass is in its infancy. We have reviewed the most pertinent literature in this area and find that the highest yields of acrylonitrile (60 %, on 5 cc microreactor scale) are obtained from glycerol as the biomass derived feed material. Unfortunately, because glycerol is derived from a food-biomass source, its use for industrial purposes is rather unacceptable to the general public and most governments. A more palatable biomass feed, derived from non-food… CONTINUE READING
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