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Chem Rec. 2016 Dec;16(6):2783-2796. doi: 10.1002/tcr.201600102. Epub 2016 Oct 20.Several strategies can be chosen to convert renewable resources into chemicals. In this account, I exemplify the route that starts with so-called platform chemicals; these are relatively simple chemicals that can be produced in high yield, directly from renewable resources, either via fermentation or via chemical routes. They can be converted into the existing bulk chemicals in a very efficient manner using multistep catalytic conversions. Read More