(407g) From First Principles to Chemical Manufacturing of Renewable Chemicals

Vlachos, D. G., University of Delaware
In this talk, we will discuss modern technologies that rely on biomass degradation to simple derivatives, such as sugars, followed by a number of reactions, such as Lewis and Brønsted acid catalyst driven isomerization and dehydration to convert sugars to valuable intermediate furans. We will discuss how process intensification can enable modular chemical manufacturing.