Waste-to-pharma: from lignocellulosic residues to active pharmaceutical ingredients using benign-by-design methodologies

Project: CRP

Project Details

Grant Program

Collaborative Research Program 2023-2025

Project Description

The goal of the project is to explore novel routes to prepare important platform molecules and active pharmaceutical ingredients (exemplified on cyclopentenone derivatives, Furosemide and Prazosin) from biomass-derived platform molecules (furanics) in combination with photo-, mechano- and flow chemistry using waste (humins) as feedstock, which will lead to potentially relevant drug candidates followed by scale-up production.
Short titleWaste-to-pharma
Effective start/end date1/1/2312/31/25


  • biomass-derived platform molecules
  • mechanochemistry
  • flow chemistry
  • pretreatment/hydrolysis
  • waste valorisation
  • furanics
  • biomass-waste
  • Humins