Benefits for society
If the Swedish chemical industry can progressively switch to domestic and renewable resources as carbon source, we will reduce both our dependence on oil as well as our greenhouse gas emissions.
Swedish research on bioethanol production is at the international forefront. We have therefore very good prerequisites to develop the biorefinery concept for eco-friendly production of a wide variety of industrial chemicals. The focus of BioBUF is on production of adipic acid, aromatic compounds and other high-value fine chemicals. These products generate a higher profit margin than, for example, bioethanol, which will improve the conditions for a large-scale implementation in industry.
In a more general perspective, the BioBUF project will contribute to substantially increased knowledge about sustainable biomass conversion technology, which can be used by investors, research companies, and policy makers when planning for and starting companies in the new biobased economy.