July 1, 2013

World's first 5-HMF industrial facility

Switzerland-based AVA Biochem BSL AG said it has begun operation of the world's first industrial plant for producing 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) at Muttenz in Clariant's Infrapark near Basel. The plant initially can produce 20 tons/year of 5-HMF with a purity of up to 99.9% using biomass such as wood for feedstock.

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