Marco Frediani

University of Florence

Marco Frediani is Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Florence, Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff,” Italy. He obtained his PhD under the supervision of both Dr. Claudio Bianchini, I.C.C.O.M., CNR, Florence, Italy and Prof. Dr. Walter Kaminsky, Insitute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany. His scientific interest focuses on catalysis for organic reactions of industrial relevance, polymer chemistry, and reuse of materials at the end of their life cycle by pyrolysis. He has presented at many international conferences, published more than seventy papers in international scientific journals, edited numerous books, and written more than fifteen book chapters. He also holds four patents.

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The increase in the amount of glycerin in the market is a burden for all producers, especially those operating in the biodiesel sector: reuse options are in fact limited for the management of this by-product. Glycerol enhancement has therefore become a priority to improve the sustainability of the biodiesel industry. Nevertheless, the multifunctionality of glycerol makes it a promising precursor for different types of production (fuel/biofuel, chemical products). This conversion has therefore become a subject of multifaceted research that requires an exchange of knowledge across many sectors. In this book, different disciplines (chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.) have been taken into consideration to propose an interdisciplinary point of view on different aspects.

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