Renewable Adipic Acid from Levulinic Acid

Levulinic Acid: Building block of the future! The supply of fossil raw materials such as petroleum is being depleted. In order to secure the future availability of industrial materials, we already need to think now about renewable resources which could ensure alternative ways to access these materials. Levulinic acid, which can be made from biomass, could be a key building block for both fuel and material production. The project team investigates the possibilities to make known building blocks for materials such as polyamides, which are used in a number of applications from car parts to nylon stockings.
  Project leader
Henk Oeverink


Project partners
DSM, Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University
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