Researchers from Caltech and UC San Diego report very high performance catalysts to convert seed oils to olefins
Green Car Congress
JANUARY 30, 2015
In a brief note highlighting the Caltech/UCSD work, Phil Szuromi at Science noted that linear-chain olefins are essential building blocks for both commodity products, such as lubricants and thermoplastics, and fine chemicals and drugs. The ethanolysis of fatty acids derived from seed oils could provide a renewable source of LAOs.