AF14260 The development of a pentose-based biorefinery (BO-44-002-010, BO-21.04-002-002)

Project: EZproject

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AF14260 the development of a pentose-based biorefinery

DLO-FBR (Food and Biobased Research) will together with Avantium and Tereos Syral Belgium

perform precompetitive research into the development of a pentose-based biorefinery system.

The aim is to demonstrate at lab and semi pilot scale that pentoses like xylose and/or

arabinose can be refined from agricultural side streams like wheat bran, corn stover, sugar

beet pulp or bagasse. Such side streams from the agrifood industry are not suitable for human

consumption and only have a very low value as feed. Refining xylose from such streams offers

the agrifood industry huge opportunities to increase the overall value of their products. Xylose

or arabinose can be converted in a number of intermediates and products that can be used in

the non-food sector. Such products include products that are based upon xylose derived furfural.

This can be intermediates for e.g. resins but furfural can also be used for the production of

second generation furandicarboxylic acid. The production of second generation furandicarboxylic

acid is of huge importance to Avantium, who is the frontrunner in developing furandicarboxylic

acid based products such as PEF.

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/18