AVA Biochem

AVA Biochem produces the premium platform chemical 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF, CAS 67-47-0) from biomass. The company uses renewable feedstock which does not compete with food production. AVA Biochem aims to use its game-changing production process to achieve market leadership for 5-HMF production.

The company is a subsidiary of AVA-CO2 Schweiz AG, Zug and is located in Muttenz, Switzerland. There, the worldwide first industrial plant for production of 5-HMF from biomass is operated. AVA Biochem delivers to industrial and research customers around the globe.

Vision Statement

AVA Biochem’s vision is to become the world leader in the production of high quality sustainable platform chemicals made from biomass waste as an alternative to petroleum based chemicals. Through the production of bio based platform chemicals AVA Biochem will make a sustainable and profitable contribution to the protection of the environment.

Mission Statement

By applying an innovative and highly efficient technology AVA Biochem has become the world’s first company to produce Swiss Made 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from biomass waste in June 2013. By putting into operation “Biochem-1”, the world’s first sustainable industrial production plant for 5-HMF, we have set a clear milestone for the future production of bio based chemicals.




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