Selective Acid-Catalyzed Furfural Generation from C5-Sugars Contained in Biomass - A Reaction Kinetics Optimization Assessment

G. Marcotullio & W. De Jong
Furfural has gained renewed interest in the last years due to its potential for competing with oil derivatives as platform chemical and also as starting material for fuels or fuels additives production. Current uses in many chemicals sectors are as a solvent itself, or as starting material for the production of almost all the furanic compounds. Nowadays furfural is still produced mainly through batch processes where biomass is cooked under acidic conditions and furfural is...