Integrated furfural production as a renewable fuel and chemical platform from lignocellulosic biomass

@inproceedings{Cai2013IntegratedFP,
  title={Integrated furfural production as a renewable fuel and chemical platform from lignocellulosic biomass},
  author={Charles M Cai and Taiying Zhang and Rajeev Kumara and Charles E Wymana},
  year={2013}
}
Furfural is a natural precursor to furan-based chemicals and has the potential to become a major renewable platform chemical for the production of biochemicals and biofuels. However, current industrial furfural production relies on relatively old and inefficient strategies that have hindered its capacity, and low production yields have strongly diminished its competitiveness with petroleum-based alternatives in the global market. This mini-review provides a critical analysis of past and current… CONTINUE READING