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Producing furan carboxylates from aldaric acids by using solid heterogeneous catalysts

 

  NEED
  • Increase the independency away from fluctuating oil prices in the globally growing PET and plastics industry, eg. bottle production  
  SOLUTION
  • A technology that combines biotechnical and chemical reaction steps to produce FDCA from aldaric acids
  BENEFITS
  • A considerable reduction of toxic waste compared to traditional production methods
  • produced from non-edible, under-utilized (waste) carbohydrates
  • Furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) polymers offer 100% bio-based alternative to petroleum based PET polymers. furan carboxylates
  • They show 40 - 70 % lower carbon footprint and better properties compared to oil-based PET polymers.
  PATENT PUBLICATIONS

 
TRL 5. Technology validated in relevant environment.