5-chloromethyl furfural produced from lignocellulosic biomass with carbon-negative footprint.
Coatings World staff06.24.20
announced its commitment to the commercial manufacture of the versatile, sustainable chemical 5-chloromethyl furfural (CMF).
Origin has developed a proprietary biomass-to-chemicals production process based on furan chemistry, allowing the conversion of lignocellulosic plant-based carbon into chemical building blocks CMF and hydrothermal carbon (HTC), as well as furfural and levulinic acid, through simple, economical, single-step chemo-catalysis.
5-chloromethyl furfural is a highly flexible raw material for many chemistries including para-xylene, purified terephthalic acid (PTA), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as well as numerous commodity and specialty chemicals through its derivatives, including furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA). At commercial scale, Origin’s process produces CMF with a highly carbon-negative cradle-to-gate footprint.