Platforms for bio-sourced products

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
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Identifying the customers and bringing them into the process of developing the platform
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Understanding and addressing the real market economics
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Acquiring the information needed to make informed decisions to scale up and commercialize technologies
Integrating technologies and feedstock preparation into industrial operations

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Apply customer discovery process to help understand market pull for new process developments
Embed techno-economic assessment of process pathways in project activities
Identify and address the key technological and economic challenges for each stage of process development (TRL level) undertaken
Continue development of technologies that can effectively separate cellulose/lignin at economic scales
Optimize the steps needed to prepare feedstocks for manufacture of bio-sourced products at economic scales
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Explore pathways for economic conversion of wood-based sugars to bio-polymers and bio-chemicals
Assess commercial viability of novel CMC and products made from regenerated cellulose

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Develop common base evaluation for each project, based on market and economic impacts
Prioritization based on impact and acceleration potential for each technology
Redefined strategy for introduction of technologies to produce cellulose, sugars, and lignin products
Re-evaluation of processes to significantly reduce capital and operating expenses to maximize commercialization feasibility
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