WP2 aims to demonstrate and scale up the catalytic conversion of levulinic acid (LVA) to desired products γ-valerolactone (GVL), 1-methyl-1,4-butanediol (MeBDO) and 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF). Improvement of catalyst activity, selectivity and stability in continuous system as well as testing with different grades of purity of the substrate are key performance indicators.


WP leader: RWTH Aachen

Work program structure (WP2)