International research team develop cost effective method to produce biochemical from biomass

January 1, 2018 |

In Australia, researchers led by the University of Wollongong have developed a cost effective method to turn biomass into xylose and arabinose, furfural and HMF (5-hydroxymethylfurfural). The catalysts employed are recyclable, helping to reduce production costs significantly while resulting in very high yields of five carbon sugars and furfural. There is hope the technology can be implemented in countries like India and Bangladesh, where some of the international research team originate from, in order to take advantage of high value products with low production costs.

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