Biomass will provide chemical compounds to elaborate PEF, additives and pharmaceutical ingredients

AIMPLAS participates in the European project EnzOx2, coordinated by CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), whose objective is to develop new bio-chemical technologies to obtain added-value chemical compounds from biomass. 

During the three years of project, the centres and companies involved, under the coordination of CSIC, will develop new bio-chemical technologies based on the use of oxidative enzymes to obtain high added-value products from biomass as an alternative to petrochemical-based raw materials.

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In particular, it is expected to obtain 2, 5-furandicarboxylic acid. This is a building block, which has a great interest in the polymerization process for the subsequent formulation of PEF derivative. This material presents high performances and it is a substitute for PET, with the advantage of coming from renewable sources.

AIMPLAS plays a very important role in this part of the project, since it will be responsible for validating the industrial applications of new compounds and its features as a monomer in the formulation of a PET substitutive material.

Additives and pharmaceutical ingredients

The EnzOx2 project foresees the obtaining of flavour and fragrance ingredients (F&F) as well as pharmaceutical ingredients (API), among others from highly selective hydroxylation of plant lipids.

This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking within the framework of the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Development programme with grant agreement number 720297.


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