New route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s chemo-enzymatic process

April 11, 2017 |

This week, news arrived from MetGen that they have developed a novel chemo-enzymatic process that leads to oxidized forms of 5-HMF. They report that “this form of sugar is known to have above 90% conversion yields, whereas fructose dehydration has only around 60% yield”.

Alex Michine, CEO continues: “In this context, MetGen’s latest innovation on the chemo-enzymatic route to oxidized forms of 5-HMF, is a great example of our capacity to enable bio-based industries.

MetGen’s MetZyme enzymatic solutions cover the entire bio-based value chain from feedstock to high-value chemicals and enable the use of cellulosic feedstocks as well as the creation of entirely new bio-based materials. Alex Michine and the MetGen team developed this illuminating, presentation-based explanation of the breakthough in “dramatically increasing the efficiency and economics of renewable chemicals including, but not limited to, bioplastics.”

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