Avantium produces in their processes humins as a side product in the conversion of sugars to furandicarboxylic acid and lignin when they process lignocellulose. WFBR will study the depolymerisation of both lignins and humins towards the production of biobased aromatic chemicals and polymer building blocks. These biochemicals will be used by the Dutch partners (SABIC and Avantium) to develop biobased products with added functionality and value. Together with SABIC lignin and humins will be tested in functional packaging and prototypes thereof will be developed. Furthermore, in Zelcor novel knowledge will be gained about conversion of these side streams by smart combinations of biotechnological and chemical routes.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/17 → 31/12/20|