Demonstration project started for the conversion of woody biomass to chemicals

Brussels, Belgium: 1 September 2016 - BIOFOREVER (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes) - a consortium of 14 European companies - today announced the start of a demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value adding chemical building blocks.

In December 2015 the consortium applied for European funding under the Horizon 2020 program and in April 2016 the proposal was positively evaluated by Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public/private partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.

BIOFOREVER intends to demonstrate the feasibility of various new value chains from lignocellulosic feedstocks to chemical building blocks like butanol, ethanol, 2, 5 - furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) on an industrial scale.

More information on Green Biologics' website.

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