Researchers find synthetic route to produce biofuel from biomass – Canadian Biomass

A joint team of German and Chinese researchers has found a way to produce biofuel from biomass.

The team converted 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) produced from biomass into 2,5-dimethylfuran (DMF), which may be a suitable biofuel.

DMF has a higher octane number than ethanol, has better energy intensity and an ideal boiling point.

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