GFBiochemicals is the only company to produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass.
In 2008, a group of biobased chemical experts saw the significant potential of levulinic acid to replace petroleum-based products across a range of market sectors. GFBiochemicals was founded to develop the production technology needed for this revolution in chemicals and biofuels. GFBiochemicals demonstrated these breakthrough technologies in the Caserta plant, in partnership with the University of Pisa and the Polytechnic University of Milan. This commercial-scale plant was retrofitted with new conversion, recovery and purification technology.
With production at Caserta to be scaled up to 10,000 MT/a by 2017, GFBiochemicals expects substantial growth in the levulinic acid market coming years. GFBiochemicals technical experts have decades of experience in innovation, production and business development. Funded and supported by private investors, GFBiochemicals is committed for the long-term.
GFBiochemicals coordinates the BBJU project ‘GreenSolRes’ (Demonstration of solvent and resin production from lignocellulosic biomass via the platform chemical levulinic acid).