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  • ‘Furanics’ are a new class of biofuels, named after the furan rings in the fuel's molecules. The molecule contains six carbon atams and one oxygen atom and has a high energy content similar to that of gasoline, and a significant improvement over ethanol.
  • Furan derivatives obtained from renewable biomass resources have the potential to serve as substitutes for the petroleum-based building blocks used
    in the production of plastics and fine chemicals.
  • The conversion of renewable biomass resources into non-petroleum derived fuels and chemicals is becoming increasingly attractive as a way to avoid intensification of global warming and diversify energy sources.
  • The major components of plant-derived biomass are carbohydrates, which may be converted into a number of valuable platform compounds, such as 2-furfuraldehyde (FUR) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)
  • High Enthalpy Biofuel technology has been developed to meet the demand for advanced renewable fuels.
  • High Enthalpy Biofuel technology is about turning fatty raw materials into performance fuels through a process involving nitrilation in a continuous or semi-continuous process.
  • An HPLC method was developed for the simultaneous separation and identification of furanic
    compounds as the possible degradation products of sugars and ascorbic acid on heating.
  • Furanics have been referred to as “Sleeping Giants” because of their enormous market potential, as evidenced by the research of DuPont and DSM in this area and its position in the US Department of Energy top 10 of high-potential biobased products.
  • The field of furan polymers in which major advances have been achieved during the beginning of the new millennium are, on the
    one hand, novel (intelligent) materials based on the DA reaction or on conjugated structures, and, on the other, a vibrant renewal
    of interest in polyesters and in the exploitation of furfuryl alcohol in new original directions.
  • As for novel monomers, or better synthetic methodologies for existing ones, the need will become more apparent when the studies on furanic polymers and their applications will demand fresh sources and/or improvements in their synthetic pathways.
  • Furan
  • Versatile Molecules for Biofuels and Bulk Chemicals Applications


  • Furan derivatives
  • Certain substituted 2-phenylnaphtho[1,2-b]furane and -[2,1-b]furane
  • Furan polyols
  • 5H-Indeno[5,6-b]furans
  • Preparation of furan compounds
  • Furan polymer impregnated wood
  • Furanic grouts
  • Substituted furans
  • Furan derivatives
  • Furan purification
  • Catalyst system for furan resins
  • Preparation of furan
  • Oxidation of butadiene to furan
  • Process for preparing disubstituted furans
  • Method for the electrolytic conversion of furan or furan derivatives


  • High Enthalpy Biofuels
  • Avantium raises 30 million euros for furanics production
  • Catalytic Technology
  • Furanic Compounds in Electrical Insulating Liquids by High- Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Avantium sees opportunities in applying its proven technology to biofuels
  • Influence of Distillation System, Oak Wood Type, and Aging Time
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
    Photodiode Array Detection
  • Avantium steps ahead
    with its Biofuels program

Production Process

  • Acid-Catalysed Conversion of Saccharides into Furanic
  • Conversion of Fructose into 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural in Sulfolane
  • Practical Experience gained from Furan Compound Analysis
  • Furens in Polymer Chemistry
  • Direct, High-Yield Conversion of Cellulose to Biofuel
  • Hot Water Pretreatment
  • Furanics: novel fuel optˇons
    from carbohydrates
  • Simple Chemical Transformation of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Furans for Fuels and Chemicals
  • Biomass-Derived Platform Chemicals
  • Furanics, A Building Block To A More Sustainable Society
  • Towards the conversion of carbohydrate biomass feedstocks to biofuels via hydroxylmethylfurfural
  • Evaluation of Wine Brandies Authenticity
  • Furanic Compounds in Insulating fluids
  • Gas Evolution from Resin - Bonded Sand Cores Prepared By Various Processes
  • Influence of Aging Factors on the Furanic Aldehyde Contents of
    Matured Brandies
  • Legitimacy of Oil Analysis
  • Furan Testing
  • Furan Testing - Report
  • Transformer Ageing research on Furanic Compounds Dissolved in Insulating oil
Applications and Market
  • Furan-Based Adhesives
  • Biomass-derived furanic compounds for the production of fuels and chemical intermediates
  • Furanics: versatile molecules applicable for biopolymers applications
  • Transformer Life Assessment
  • Enormous Market potential for advanced biofuels
  • Biofuel Investment Opportunities
  • Renewable chemical platforms and biobased materials

Company Profiles and Consultant

  • Company from Netherland
  • Company from Belgium
  • Another Company from Belgium
  • Technology offer
  • Consultant from USA
  • Consultant from Canada
  • Consultant from South Africa


  • Avantium steps ahead with its Biofuels program
  • New generation of Biopolymers made from Furanics
  • Fueling a green economy
  • Furanics: A refreshing new take on biofuels from Avantium Technologies
  • Avantium’s YXY:
    Green Materials and Fuels
  • Avantium discovers low-cost path for green chemicals, launches YXY furanics platform
  • Furans as offspring of sugars and polysaccharides and progenitors of a family of remarkable polymers

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