PEFerence – From bio-based feedstocks via di-acids to multiple advanced bio-based materials with a preference for polyethylene furanoate

The Horizon 2020 project PEFerence lead by Avantium will establish a unique, industrial scale, cost-effective biorefinery flagship plant producing FDCA (furan dicarboxylic acid), a bio-based building block to produce high value products. FDCA can be used for a wide range of chemicals and polymers such as polyamides, coating resins, plasticisers, and, crucially, polyesters such as PEF (polyethylene furanoate): a 100% bio-based polyester applied for bottles, films and fibres.

PEFerence will also act as co-organiser of the Renewable Carbon Plastics Magazine’s First PEF World Congress in autumn 2024:

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