It is very green, as long as you turn it into value-added products (like furfural or Hydrogen/Biochar), as opposed to just burning it!
Growing the Bioeconomy
Initial Platform Chemicals (IPCs) from Lignocellulose
100 years ago, the first commercial production of furfural started in the USA.
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(Furfural) Biorefinery 101: Start Simpler
Keep it simple! Making furfural is not rocket science.
It’s all about the integrating furfural production into the mass and energy balance of a pulp or sugar mill,
FDCA to PEF (Polyethylene Furanoate): A Production Cost Analysis
The total operating cost (raw materials, utilities, fixed costs and depreciation costs) estimated to produce PEF was about $2,700/ton in Q2 2015.
How About Introducing BreakdownPEF?
However, bio-degradation of PET will result in breakdown products such as methane or (at best, if methane is recovered/converted to) CO2, the so called Greenhouse Gases, which in this case a derived from oil.
1, 4-Butanediol (BDO) market is growing at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2018-2025
Why not from furfural? 1,4 butanediol, commonly known as BDO has been made in the past from furfural.
Furfuryl Alcohol Drives the Global Demand Growth for Furfural to Reach 455k Metric Tons by 2024
Market Report (2018-2024)
PET Recycle & Reuse – Only an (Important) Interim Solution!
PET recycling is important, but all polyesters must be made from sugars (rather sooner than later)
A Faster Hydrogenation Process to Make Furfuryl Alcohol
Faster hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol (in water!).
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