Novel functional polyols will give access to monomers for polyester-, polyurethane- and epoxy-based coating materials and plastics. Currently a range of cross linkers for polyisocyanurate rigid foam (PIR) is available. Polyurethanes are used in spray-foam applications to insulate floors, roofs, and walls. Soft foams are used in cushions, matrasses and upholstery.
Fuels and Solvents
A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter. Biofuels can be derived directly from plants, or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes.