RENEWABLE CHEMICALS


Renewable chemicals Johnson Matthey

Our catalysts can be used in a number of different processes for renewable applications.

Hydrogenation is a key reaction in the upgrading of biorenewables, Johnson Matthey

 Hydrogenation is a key reaction in the upgrading of biorenewables.

Why renewables require hydrogen:

  • sugars have high O/C ratio:
  • hydrogenation decreases polarity, easier separation from water
  • currently used substances require lower O/C ratio
  • lipids contain many unsaturated bonds
  • low oxidative stability