Combining microbial production with chemical upgrading.
- Author(s): Goulas, Konstantinos A;
- Toste, F Dean
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2015.12.019
This review presents developments in the chemical processing of fermentation-derived compounds, focusing on ethanol, lactic acid, 2,3-butanediol and the acetone-butanol-ethanol mixture. We examine pathways from these products to biologically-derived drop-in fuels, polymers, as well as commodity chemicals, highlighting the role of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts in the development of green processes for the production of fuels and high-value-added compounds from biomass.