Under the umbrella of technology transfer project by KIT the cooperation of Cargill and the IMVT work on stepwise improvement of processes by process intensification.
The special challenge of working with products from natural sources and micro structured devices is one focus of the cooperation. Some publications on the molybdenum catalyzed epimerization reactions are available.
Spasova, B.; Kuesters, C.; Stengel, B.; Brandner, J. J.: Reaction kinetics and mechanism of the molybdate-catalyzed epimerization of glucose in aqueous solutions using a microstructured reactor. International journal of engineering research and development, 12 (12), 30-38, 2016.
Spasova, B.; Kuesters, C.; Stengel, B.; Brandner, J. J.: Investigation of process conditions for catalytic conversion of carbohydrates by epimerization using a microstructured reactor. Chemical engineering and processing, 105, 103-109. (2016) doi:10.1016/j.cep.2016.03.006