A new generation of furan resins

A new generation of furan resinsA new generation of furan resins

Furan resins with a furfuryl alcohol content of over 25 per cent (monomeric) are classified as toxic according to the CLP Regulation, which is in force throughout the European Union. This has significant consequences for warehousing and …

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New generation of furan resins that are non-toxic, have very good molding

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Study: Thermophysical Properties of Furfural Compounds

Study: Thermophysical Properties of Furfural CompoundsStudy: Thermophysical Properties of Furfural Compounds

Thermophysical Properties of furfural, furfuryl alcohol, 5-methylfurfural and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol

A physicochemical study of 5-methylfurfural and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (density, speed of sound, refractive index, surface tension, static permittivity, and viscosity) has been carried out under atmospheric pressure at temperatures from...

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Biomasa, bagazo y electricidad renovable en Honduras

Biomasa, bagazo y electricidad renovable en HondurasBiomasa, bagazo y electricidad renovable en Honduras

El bagazo es la biomasa para producir electricidad de más importancia en América Latina hasta ahora. Ejemplo en Honduras.

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dalinyebo.com/bagasse adds value to bagasse prior to it being burnt. For smaller mills, micro-BioRefinery.com offers a smart and innovative approach for a combined heat and power solution.

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Rethinking Biofuel Yields

Rethinking Biofuel YieldsRethinking Biofuel Yields

Biomass for Biofuels (Image: K.Stepnitz, Michigan State University)

According to new research from Michigan State University (MSU), focusing solely on biomass yield comes at a high price. Looking at the big picture allows other biofuel crops, such as perennial …

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The big picture of biorefining is all about finding The-R

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Cellulose – Biobased Platform for Chemicals

cellulose moleculecellulose molecule

Cellulose is an organic compound, a polysaccharide consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to over ten thousand β(1→4) linked D-glucose units. Cellulose is an important structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes. Some species of bacteria secrete it to form biofilms. Cellulose is the...

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Global demand for bioplastics will rise 19% per year to 950,000 …

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Global demand for bioplastics will rise 19% per year to 950,000 …Global demand for bioplastics will rise 19% per year to 950,000 …

According to a new study on “World Bioplastics” published by The Freedonia Group, global demand for biobased and biodegradable plastics will rise 19 percent per year to 950000 metric tons in 2017. The bioplastics industry …

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3D Sand Printing (Foundry Casting Moulds)

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Sand printing process uses conventional foundry-grade materials to digitally create moulds & cores for sand casting, without the need for a physical pattern.

Furan resins, suited for sand casting foundries, create complex sand cores and moulds directly from CAD data, eliminating the need of a...

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Here Comes the Sun: Solar for Chemical Process Industries

Here Comes the Sun: Solar for Chemical Process IndustriesHere Comes the Sun: Solar for Chemical Process Industries

A novel solar reactor design has been developed at the University of Florida. Preliminary tests using a pilot-scale system capable of taking in 10kW solar energy and using it to drive the splitting of water have been successful.

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Hydrogen is a key molecule for furfural chemistry. To make it economically from water and the

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Succinic Acid Market worth $496.0 Million by 2016

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Succinic Acid Market worth $496.0 Million by 2016Succinic Acid Market worth $496.0 Million by 2016

Succinic Acid Market worth $496.0 Million by 2016 Increasing popularity of renewable chemicals remain the key driving factors for chemical companies to enter into the production of bio-based succinic acid by using…

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One of the pathways to succinic is from

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Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19% per year through 2017

Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19% per year through 2017Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19% per year through 2017

The most rapid gains in demand are expected for biobased commodity resins such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are just beginning to enter…

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There are also the furfuryl alcohol based thermoset resins (http://j.mp/WxjpcY) made from furfuryl alcohol (FA). About 75% of the global FA is produced from corncobs

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Sugar waste can be converted to pharma ingredient

Sugar waste can be converted to pharma ingredientSugar waste can be converted to pharma ingredient

Dr Matthew Bolte of James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, is using sunlight to convert furfural into building blocks for highly valuable pharma products

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Furfural is a pharmaceutical building block .. see http://j.mp/1d7HsHp or http://j.mp/1d7HsHp

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Mixtures containing 2,5-dimethylfuran and furfuryl alcohol

Mixtures containing 2,5-dimethylfuran and furfuryl alcoholMixtures containing 2,5-dimethylfuran and furfuryl alcoholThe vapour-liquid equilibria of the pure components, furfuryl alcohol .. along with the binary mixtures (2,5-dimethylfuran + furfuryl alcohol), .. were investigated.

 

 

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2,5-dimethylfuran (DMF) is a (next generation) biofuel. It is also part of the “caramel” flavour and found in cigarette smoke.

Furfuryl

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