In the BAroC project, the partners will go through in detail the status of the synthesis of functional bio-aromatics MPA and HMA from bio-based furfural. This should enable Relement to attract further investment for a follow-up to a first commercial functional bio-aromatic plant from 2025. The bio-aromatics plant is expected to lead to large energy and CO2 savings, a raw materials transition and an economic value that will greatly strengthen biobased chemistry in the Netherlands.
The conceptual design will be made in a consortium with Biorizon co-initiator TNO, Circular Biobased Delta and Catalok, and is funded by Topsector Energie from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
See the Biorizon website for more information.