“Each part of the process - wood-to-sugars for chemical production, production of bio-MPG from sugars and production of lignin based performance chemicals - show progress well beyond the state-of-art," Dirk Carrez, Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Consortium.
Demonstrate the technical and economic viability of an integrated biochemicals process covering the whole value chain from wood raw material to a selected platform chemical and lignin-based performance chemicals.
- Job creation and increased regional development. Future biorefineries based on this platform technology will be located in rural areas, where biomass is readily available.
- Valorisation of over 75% of the raw material (wood).
- Utilisation of existing project partner demonstration plants to produce wood-based chemicals with a value two to six times higher than traditional products and competitive with fossil-based alternatives.
- Improved sustainability of industrial processing and wood production (as more wood with PEFC and FSC certificates will be used).
- Expansion of the market for bio-based chemicals, helping to mobilise further investment and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable industrial sector.
- Bio-MPG (mono-propylene glycol
- Resins and Coatings