LEVULINIC ACID PRODUCTION
“Our Team of experts has decades of experience in innovation, production and business development. We are now perfectly-placed to bring bio-based levulinic acid to market and enable new applications that will replace petro-based products,” Maxim Katinov, CEO GFBiochemicals
Produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass. GFBiochemicals has retrofitted an existing plant to produce 10 kta of levulinic acid and 2 kta of formic acid from waste biomass. The GFBiochemicals process is feedstock flexible and allows for a wide range of downstream transformations.
Demonstration of cost-competitive reactor, recovery and purification technologies with high conversion yields for levulinic acid and formic acid.
By 2017, the project will generate 600 direct and indirect jobs and inject €40 million into the economy.
Bio-based products made with levulinic acid will be used as replacements for petroleum-based products, resulting in greenhouse gas emission reductions (GHG) of 40,000 tons.
Land that is unsuitable for arable farming will be cultivated for energy crops.
The creation of a new value chain centred on levulinic acid – a versatile building block for chemicals and materials derived directly from biomass, will help to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and contribute to the circular economy.
- Levulinc acid
- Formic acid
- Fuel Additives
- Food and Flavors
- Aviation Fuels
- Personal Care
- Resins and Coatings
- Polymers and Plasticizers