Catalytic Upgrading of Extractives to Chemicals: Monoterpenes to “EXICALS”
Evidently, the global demand for oil products is bound to increase and is predicted to reach 5700 × 106 t/year by 2030.(1) In addition to expected oil price increases, further increases in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are foreseen as a result of the extraction of oil, particularly from unconventional sources such as oil sands and oil shale. Decreasing our current oil dependence and reducing GHG emissions by shifting toward renewable raw materials are key goals of any biorefinery-related research.(1-3)
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