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Green “PET” Bottles from Furfural

Furfural as feedstock for PET alternatives. Bio-renewable PEF (polyethylene furanoate) is an alternate and green plastic for soft drink bottles. Pepsi was the first, but Coca Cola and Danone are also developing/introducing PEF bottles. PEF is made from ethylene glycol...

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Furfuryl Alginate: Useful for Wound Healing

Derived from Furfural and Brown Algae A visible light-curable polysaccharide conjugate was prepared and was included with epidermal growth factor (EGF) for wound healing application[1]. Alginate was modified with furfurylamine, and the furfuryl alginate (F-alginate)...

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Sunflower Husks and Furfural

Beyond Combustion: Additional Value for the Sunflower Husks Some years ago when we first investigated the use of sunflower husks, we found oil mills that paid for them to be taken away .. .. and they used coal to generate the process steam. Since then, husks are often...

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Furfuryl Alcohol is Rocket Fuel (Then and Now)

Flying to the Mars on Corncobs? Furfural, the pre-cursor to furfuryl alcohol (FA), is made from agricultural residues. The majority of furfural is made from corncobs. See "Corncobs=Rocket-Power!" (Furfural: Science Behind Rockets) Furfuryl alcohol was one of...

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Drop-in Pothole Repairs using biobased Chemicals

Rapid all-weather repair systems for bomb-damaged runways, potholes, etc. Furfuryl alcohol based polymer systems were successfully used in all-weather conditions during (the Vietnam and other) wars to repair bomb-damaged runways, quickly [1]. The resulting compressive...

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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...

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Furfural-based Binder for Composite Construction Materials

Researchers at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) found that a furfural-based binder offers low-cost surface protection solutions for: construction industry: irrigation and drainage construction. protection of galvanic,...

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Beautiful Biotechnology for Biofuels

µ-BioRefinery™ or n-BioRefinery™ are two of DalinYebo’s biorefining platforms that are designed for future technologies such as the one described in the the following research article: A microbial platform for renewable propane synthesis based on a fermentative...

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It is about adding value to biomass, not only from the co-production of furfural when processing e.g. sugarcane, sweet sorghum or pulp mill liquors. Furfural and its many by-products (“the Furans”) are made from a variety of agricultural forestry residues.

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