ERANet-LAC Latin America Caribbean and European Union

CelluloseSynTech

CelluloseSynTech aims to build an integrated platform for the valorization of lignocellulosic agroindustrial waste to furan based building blocks via the discovery of efficient transformation of pentoses (mainly xylose) and hexoses (mainly glucose) to furfural, HMF, and HMF analogs by more efficient and competitive catalyzed technologies. In addition, new advanced furanbased intermediates will be developed, to create more structurally complex target molecules.

Funding ERANet
Call/Topic
Small scale self-sustainable biorefineries
Title CelluloseSynTech: Integrated valorization of lignocellulosic agroindustrial waste to furan based building blocks
Start date 2015
Duration 36 months
Project Coordinator Carlos Afonso
Project Partners

 

iMed.ULIsboa, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Alicadas, Argentina
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Colombia