Energy Sciences


Process for 5-Methylfurfuryl Alcohol (MFA) Production from Biomass Derived 5-HMF


Chemical Sciences, Energy Sciences

Focus Area:

5-Methylfurfuryl Alcohol (MFA) Production

Social Benefits:

Cost effective, atom economical, energy efficient, scalable process, Devoid tedious purification techniques , Simple distillation gives high product purity 95%

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Himachal Pradesh

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

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Brief Description

Description :

Considering the increasing demand for MFA, CSIR-IHBT has developed a low cost, simple, atom economic and scalable process for production of 5-MFA from biomass derived 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (5-HMF).

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