A comprehensive review of 2,5-dimethylfuran as a biofuel candidate

Hongming Xu, Chongming Wang

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Abstract

In recent years, catalytic production methods of converting biomass into furan derivatives have been improved significantly. One furan derivative, 2,5‐Dimethylfuran (DMF), which is also called a ‘sleeping giant’ of renewable chemicals [1], attracted fuel researchers' attention due to its comparable physiochemical properties to those of gasoline. This chapter intends to give a brief introduction to DMF, and provide details about recent developments in its production pathway. A review of DMF's performance in spark ignition and compression ignition engines is presented, followed by a future outlook of bringing DMF to the marketplace.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Innovations beyond Bioethanol
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages105-129
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783527685318
ISBN (Print)9783527338139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2016

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NameBiofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Innovations beyond Bioethanol

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Keywords

  • 2,5-Dimethylfuran
  • Biofuel
  • DMF
  • Internal Combustion Engine

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Xu, H., & Wang, C. (2016). A comprehensive review of 2,5-dimethylfuran as a biofuel candidate. In Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Innovations beyond Bioethanol (pp. 105-129). (Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Innovations beyond Bioethanol). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527685318.ch5