Renewable Adipic Acid from Levulinic Acid -
Finished in July 2017

In order to secure the future availability of industrial materials, we have to think now about renewable resources which could ensure alternative ways to produce these materials. Levulinic acid, which can be produced from woody biomass, could be a key building block for both fuel and material production. The project team develops and scales up the process to make adipic acid from Levulinic acid. Adipic acid is a major chemical and raw material for e.g. polyamides, which are used in a number of applications from car parts to nylon stockings. This project was finished in July 2017.The project team successfully produced Levulinic acid and the detailed documented project results are to be transferred to an interested commercial party.

Project partners

DSM, Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University

Henk Oeverink

Project leader

Henk Oeverink

Chemelot InSciTe