Grail Eu Project: Glycerol Biorefinery Approach for the Production of High Quality Products of Industrial Value

The article entitled: “Grail Eu Project: Glycerol Biorefinery Approach for the Production of High Quality Products of Industrial Value” has been published and is available online on Bulletin UASVM Food Science and Technology 73(1) / 2016; ISSN-L 2344-2344; Print ISSN 2344-2344; Electronic ISSN 2344-5300, DOI: 10.15835/buasvmcn-fst:11904.

Authors: Monica Trif, Berta Álvarez Penedo, Alexandru Rusu
Type of publication: Article
Date: May 2016
Journal: Bulletin UASVM Food Science and Technology 73(1) / 2016; ISSN-L 2344-2344; Print ISSN 2344-2344; Electronic ISSN 2344-5300, DOI: 10.15835/buasvmcn-fst:11904.
Main partners: CENTIV, BIOZOON

Abstract: The main purpose of the GRAIL EU Project is to find out a viable process, and related technology, aimed at exploiting the “crude glycerol” (at the present by-product from biodiesel production, having no more economic interest ), as a novel valuable feedstock for bio-fuels / bio-chemicals, such as 1,3 propanediol, Fatty acid glycerol formal esters, PolyHydroxyAlkanoates (PHA), Hydrogen and Ethanol, Synthetic coatings, powder coating resins, Secondary Glycerol Amine, Biobutanol, EPA, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), ß-carotene, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

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