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Title: Studies on the feasibility of platform chemicals production from cereal raw materials
Author: Blanco-Rosete, Sergio Roberto
ISNI:       0000 0001 3467 6218
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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A number of factors have conspired to create a major incentive to find sustainable alternatives to replace fossil fuels with renewable materials. These incI ude the Jact existing, tinite, resources are rapidly depleting. To add to the problems their consumption results environmental damage through CO2 emissions and consequent global warming. As a result, and not for the first time, crop based processes are receiving major attention as potential bridges towards a sustainable chemical industry. The results of the metrics show differences between them that suggest they are worth pursuing further. The development of biorefineries is a multidisciplinary activity that requires integration and transfer of information between several fields of knowledge. This project has brought together a substantial and diverse body of information a way that standardises and enables comparison of knowledge on the production of renewable chemicals. Overall, the information collected and analysed in this project can serve as the baseline for future analysis in this field. PhD Thesis February 2008 Sergio BianCo-Rosete Supplied by The British Library - 'The world's knowledge' Together with the development of sustainable processes, the problem of assessing them arises. Different assessment methods were examined and due to their broad range of application were found not to be completely suitable for assessing the transformation renewable raw materials to platform chemicals. For that reason a set of potentials (Processing potential, Transformability, and Platform potential) is suggested seeking to provide the best sustainable conversion route from renewable feedstock to platform chemical. The metrics proposed in this project were also thought to be potentially suitable as a prediction tool which will enable the identification of chemicals around which biorefineries can be established.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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