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High value-added production of butadiene from biomass-based process

Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), , Korea

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

We provide a method of butadiene production from non-petrochemical process. From the 2,3-butanediol, the derivatives of 2,3-butanediol such as butadiene, butanone (MEK, methylethylketone), dimethyloxyrane and resin are produced by chemical conversion catalyst.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This technology will offer sets of new IP, whose claims can cover various facets of 2,3-butanediol derivatives production technology, including catalysts, and catalytic reaction processes. Considering the importance of butadiene and high value-added production of it, these intellectual properties will provide critical competitive edge over companies adopting conventional processes.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 812

Website: www.krict.re.kr/english/index.php

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners