Furfural: The (Promising) Platform Chemical

Furfural chemistry is one of the oldest biomass-derived platforms for synthetic products like resins, plastics, polymers, etc. Editor’s Note: Furfural is actually not a ‘promising’ platform chemical as 100s (I google it!) of scientists say when they publish research in the furfural space. Furfural chemistry has evolved since furfural was first made commercially in the 1920s.…

Furfural: The (Promising) Platform Chemical was originally published on DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

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Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?

The EnzOx2 Project is a Research & Innovation Action funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, … … a Public-Private Partnership between the EU (under H2020 framework programme) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Twelve participants from five European countries will join efforts for the sustainable production of chemical building blocks and other added value products…

Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals? was originally published on DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Bioenergy crops could store more carbon in soil

In addition to providing renewable energy, grass crops like switchgrass and miscanthus could store some of the carbon they pull from the atmosphere in the soil. This is reported in a study by University of Illinois researchers. Bioenergy crops like miscanthus, pictured here, can store more carbon in its soil than corn or soybean crops.…

Bioenergy crops could store more carbon in soil was originally published on DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds

 

 

 

Levulinic Acid from Cow Dung

Levulinic acid is a platform chemical with significant potential to substitute petroleum-based products in the chemical and fuel sectors. Agricultural waste, cow dung, was used as feedstock for the production of a high value–added chemical levulinic acid (LA) in dilute acid aqueous solutions. Researchers from “Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences” developed a…Read more Levulinic Acid from Cow Dung