California won’t list furfuryl alcohol under Prop 65

California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it will not list furfuryl alcohol, also known as 2-furanmethanol, as a chemical known to the State to cause cancer under Proposition 65 [1]. The substance is formed in foods during thermal processing and as a result of the dehydration of sugars,…Read more California won’t list furfuryl alcohol under Prop 65

Levulinic Acid from Furfuryl Alcohol in THF Solvent Systems

American and Brazilian Researchers observed a reduction of the  furfuryl alcohol polymerization reactions, when using a zeolite to hydrolyse furfuryl alcohol in THF (a furfural by-product) , thus increasing the yields over 70%. Two extracts from their report explain the importance of their work: Levulinic acid can be produced from the cellulose fraction (C6 sugars)…Read more Levulinic Acid from Furfuryl Alcohol in THF Solvent Systems

Pentiol Green + (1,2-Pentanediol from furfural)

1,2-pentanediol is a key ingredient for the cosmetic industry and an intermediate for agricultural applications and other specialty markets. Additional production facilities will come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2014 at the Memphis site of Pennakem, LLC. DalinYebo's insight: 1,2-Pentanediol (Eco certified pentylene glycol) is synthesised from furfural via furfuryl alcohol. Biobased 1,2-Penanediol…Read more Pentiol Green + (1,2-Pentanediol from furfural)

Carbon Fiber from Biomass

Next breakthrough:  carbon fiber from Biomass. En route to a totally sustainable airplane! The Energy Department of the U.S.(DOE) recently announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural and forestry residues. DalinYebo's insight: We suggest that some of the furfural…Read more Carbon Fiber from Biomass

Study: Thermophysical Properties of Furfural Compounds

A physicochemical study of 5-methylfurfural and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (density, speed of sound, refractive index, surface tension, static permittivity, and viscosity) has been carried out under atmospheric pressure at temperatures from (278.15 to 338.15) K, while the vapour pressure was determined over a temperature range from (303.15 to 453.15) K. Furthermore, the pρT behavior has also…Read more Study: Thermophysical Properties of Furfural Compounds

A new generation of furan resins

Furan resins with a furfuryl alcohol content of over 25 per cent (monomeric) are classified as toxic according to the CLP Regulation, which is in force throughout the European Union. This has significant consequences for warehousing and ... DalinYebo's insight: New generation of furan resins that are non-toxic, have very good molding properties and produce excellent…Read more A new generation of furan resins

Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19% per year through 2017

The most rapid gains in demand are expected for biobased commodity resins such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are just beginning to enter... DalinYebo's insight: There are also the furfuryl alcohol based thermoset resins (http://j.mp/WxjpcY) made from furfuryl alcohol (FA). About 75% of the global FA is produced from corncobs derived furfural. See on http://www.packworld.com…Read more Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19% per year through 2017

Succinic Acid Market worth $496.0 Million by 2016

Succinic Acid Market worth $496.0 Million by 2016 Increasing popularity of renewable chemicals remain the key driving factors for chemical companies to enter into the production of bio-based succinic acid by using... DalinYebo's insight: One of the pathways to succinic is from furfural via furfuryl alcohol (http://j.mp/17qPl6f) See on http://www.international.to via Scoop.it - Biorenewable Chemicals &…Read more Succinic Acid Market worth $496.0 Million by 2016