Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PEFerence (From bio-based feedstocks via di-acids to multiple advanced bio-based materials with a preference for polyethylene furanoate)
Reporting period: 2017-09-01 to 2020-08-31
The potential significant reductions in non-renewable energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil based PET or aluminum based cans for PEF based packaging solutions will be assessed. Furthermore, PEF bottles can be recycled and used again as raw material for bottles, as well as in a cascading approach for packaging and textiles. During the project, fructose produced via an enzymatic isomerisation process from 2nd generation glucose will be assessed. The full value chain will be optimized ensuring cost-effective and environmentally sustainable raw material sourcing and production of FDCA, PEF/Bisphenol F (PBF) and polyurethane products. Finally, together with customers and brand owners (Lego, Kebony), 100% bio-based end-products will be demonstrated and validated to ensure fast market deployment.