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FDCA
2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid
FDCA
FDCA (a.k.a. 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid) is an oxidized furan derivative, first obtained in 1876 from concentrated hydrobromic acid and commonly obtained as a white powder. This organic compound has already been detected in human urine and blood plasma. It can be obtained from renewable sources, such as biomass.
The most important application of FDCA is as replacement of aromatic fossil-based compounds in the manufacturing of polyesters, polyamides and polyurethanes. One of the most important aromatic compounds that can be replaced by FDCA is terephthalic acid (PTA). FDCA can react with ethylene glycol and be polymerized to produce polyethylene furanoate (PEF), a bio-based alternative to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), derived from fossil-based PTA and widely used in bottles, carpets, and clothing. FDCA can also replace PTA in the production of polybutyleneterephthalate (PBT), used for housings in electrical engineering and in automotive construction. FDCA can also be applied in pharmacology; medicine; and as a chemical intermediate.

FDCA Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining FDCA Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of FDCA manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific FDCA process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of FDCA production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

FDCA Production from Glucose

This report presents the economics of 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA) production from glucose syrup via a furan process similar to Avantium YXY technology. Initially, glucose is enzymatically isomerized into fructose, which is dehydrated in the presence of methanol, yielding methoxymethylfurfural (MMF). Finally, MMF is oxidized to FDCA. The economic analysis assumes a plant constructed in the United States.

Details: 270 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report FDCA E11A target a 270 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

FDCA Production from Raw Sugar

This report presents the costs associated with the construction of a plant producing FDCA from raw sugar (sucrose) in Germany. Initially, sucrose is hydrolyzed into glucose and fructose and the glucose obtained is enzymatically isomerized into fructose. It is then dehydrated in ionic liquid medium, yielding hydroxymethylfurfural, which is finally oxidized to FDCA. The process examined is based in a non-commercial route.

Details: 90 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   109 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report FDCA E21B target a 90 kta (kilometric tons per annum) Germany-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Solid FDCA Production from HMF

This analysis presents a process, in which hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is oxidized to generate 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA). FDCA is recovered from the reaction product in solid form. The economic analysis is based on a plant located in the United States.

Details: 270 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   108 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report FDCA E31A target a 270 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Liquid FDCA Production from HMF

This report concerns the economics of 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA) production via hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) oxidation. The FDCA generated in this reaction is recovered in liquid form via high temperature distillation. The economic analysis is also based on a plant located in the United States.

Details: 270 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   108 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report FDCA E32A target a 270 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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Details: Customer-defined Plant Location & Capacity  |   Q4 2023 From $2,900 USD

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About FDCA. FDCA (a.k.a. 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid) is an oxidized furan derivative, first obtained in 1876 from concentrated hydrobromic acid and commonly obtained as a white powder. This organic compound has already been detected in human urine and blood plasma. It can be obtained from renewable sources, such as biomass.

FDCA Uses. The most important application of FDCA is as replacement of aromatic fossil-based compounds in the manufacturing of polyesters,polyamides and polyurethanes. One of the most important aromatic compounds that can be replaced by FDCA is terephthalic acid (PTA). FDCA can react with ethylene glycol and be polymerized to produce polyethylene furanoate (PEF),a bio-based alternative to polyethylene terephthalate (PET),derived from fossil-based PTA and widely used in bottles,carpets,and clothing. FDCA can also replace PTA in the production of polybutyleneterephthalate (PBT),used for housings in electrical engineering and in automotive construction. FDCA can also be applied in pharmacology; medicine; and as a chemical intermediate.

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