Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Biorefinery and sustainable chemistry: Biomass conversion into building blocks for colloid chemistry
Esposito, Davide; Antonietti, Markus
Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Potsdam-Golm, Abteilung Kolloidchemie
SummaryToday the sustainable generation of fine and platform chemicals from biomass is desirable but still involves many problems. The Biorefinery group of the institute develops efficient separation techniques in order to design new product flows from biomass. New efficient catalytic methodologies are synthesized which withstand the partly extreme conditions while biomass is transferred. Biorefinery and its novel successful strategies for the upgrade of biomass into an array of valuable chemicals is a chance for material science to create a new unconventional generation of polymers and colloids.