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 , 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.
|Title of host publication||Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Innovations beyond Bioethanol|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Aug 2016|
|Name||Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Innovations beyond Bioethanol|
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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