Metal Catalyst and Process for Conversion of Glycerol to Lactic acid

Organization: 

Univ. of Kansas, Kansas, US

I.P. Brief: 

Lactic acid is important for several commodities, such as biodegradable fibers, polylactic acid esters (e.g. biodegradable plastics), and acrylic acid. The new metal catalyst and process is an improvement on the current production methods converting glycerol to lactic acid in hours not days at lower temps and without caustic agents.

Keywords: 

Biochemicals, lactic acid, pla

Primary Industry: 

Environmental, Water & Waste

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