Seminar of Interest: Chemical Challenges for Sustainable Energy

Brown Bag Seminar:  Chemical Challenges for Sustainable Energy
Presented by Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Burcin Temel,  Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark
Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Higher Alcohols as Alternative Fuels

 October 12, 2010:  11:30am
MRL Room 2053
 

Abstract
Higher alcohols synthesis (HAS) has attracted considerable attention in past 30 years— with a level of interest closely tied to oil prices. Higher alcohols can be used as high-value polymer feedstock chemicals, as direct fuels, or as fuel additives. Currently, this latter use presents a market opportunity in China, where oil demand continues to grow and methanol production is in overcapacity.  The talk will describe how higher alcohols can contribute to the needs of growing oil and chemicals markets.

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