From biomass to value-added furan-based platform chemicals: FURCHEM and CatBio roadmap

Leena Nurmi, Salla Jaatinen, Farhan Saleem, Martta Asikainen, Anna Kalliola, Eva-Lena Hult Mori, Reetta Karinen, Juha Lehtonen, Juha Linnekoski, Dmitry Murzin

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Abstract

This is the roadmap "From biomass to value-added furan-based platformchemicals", generated together by FURCHEM and CatBio projects. Both of theprojects are funded by Tekes, FURCHEM for time period of 1.1.2014–31.4.2016and CatBio for time period 1.1.2014–31.12.2016. The purpose of this roadmap is to look for new potential value chains and business opportunities for the Finnish industry, based on furan biorefinery concepts.

The first version (v. 1.0) could be considered to be an information package into furan compouds. Version 1.0 was generated shortly after the mid-point of the projects, and it contained a comprehensive description of the state-of-the-art of various furan-related topics. In addition, value chain schemes were generated into the roadmap, and the purpose was to further evaluate the proposed value chain schemes during the remaining project time.

A new and final version (v. 2.0) of the roadmap is now generated at the end of the projects. In addition to the content in first roadmap version, this version contains recommendations on how implementation of furan-based value chains can be carried out in near and long-term future. These recommedations are partly based on company interviews and workshop events carried out during the projects.

The purpose of both FURCHEM and CatBio projects is to generate general understanding on the potential of various furan-based biorefinery concepts. In addition, more focused technology development is being carried out in both projects. In FURCHEM project the technology development concentrates on the production of furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from C6 sugars and sugar acids. In CatBio project the technology development concentrates on the production of furanic fuel components and succinic acid from furfural (originating from C5 sugars). In this final version of roadmap the results obtained in both projects are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages80
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8633-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology
Number326
ISSN2242-1211

Keywords

  • furan components
  • FDCA
  • furan dicarboxylic acid
  • furan roadmap
  • succinic acid

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    Nurmi, L., Jaatinen, S., Saleem, F., Asikainen, M., Kalliola, A., Hult Mori, E-L., Karinen, R., Lehtonen, J., Linnekoski, J., & Murzin, D. (2018). From biomass to value-added furan-based platform chemicals: FURCHEM and CatBio roadmap. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 326 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2018/T326.pdf