2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA): Discovered in 1876 | Synthesis pathway is adapted from Kamm et al. 
Aiming for a small slice of the ±50million tpa (polyester) market.
Graphical Abstract (Image: onlinelibrary.wiley.com)
One divided into two combined into one!
PET Bottle (Image: Jesse Wagstaff via flickr)
PET is derived from oil: That must change!
Terephthalic acid is a commodity chemical, used as a precursor to the polyester PET for clothing and plastic bottles
Biobased terephthalic acid (TPA) for polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Car seat, showing polyurethane foam structure
One-pot selective conversion of highly concentrated furfural to 1,5-pentanediol (1,5-PeD).. (more…)
Customary process for making furoic acid: Cannizzaro reaction, followed by acidification (Image by DalinYebo)
Furoic acid, is the oldest know furan derivative
The recent decline of crude oil prices during 2015 forward has hampered the growth of bioplastics, yet the remarkable technology achievements in biochemical building blocks of the past two decades will continue strong during this transition period. (Image: omnexus.specialchem.com).
With declining oil prices bioplastics will experience increased competition from fossil fuel based, volume plastics …
Modern Brazilian sugar mill (Image: DalinYebo)
Integrate Furfural Production into Pulp or Sugar Mills