Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an independent, state-of-the-art facility that operates from a laboratory level to a multi-ton scale. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a service provider for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. A wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations enables us to translate your biobased lab protocol into a viable industrial process.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant enables the conversion of biomass (a.o. agricultural crops and by-products, industrial side streams) into biochemicals, biomaterials, biofuels and other bioproducts. Along with private, bilateral projects, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is currently involved in many consortium-based projects.
Seven reasons to consider a team-up with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.
*One-Stop-Shop: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant performs the entire production chain in one single plant, from biomass feedstock up to final refined products. We combine technologies (biomass pretreatment, biocatalysis, green chemistry, fermentation, biorefining and downstream purification) for advanced manufacturing of biobased products utilising a wide spectrum of modular unit operations.
*Scaling power: Our unique set of equipment and infrastructure allows us to perform bioprocesses at kilogram to multi ton scale.
*Flexibility: We flexibly build up process lines and design the project outline, from process development over scale-up to custom manufacturing, to your needs.
*Independence: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an independent facility. We have no industrial shareholders and always operate in full confidentiality.
*Save time and money: Scale-up is our core business! Our team of engineers, operators and technicians combines decades of experience and technological know-how and guarantees a fast and efficient scale-up.
*Transparency: A close communication throughout the project and your presence at our facilities during the pilot trials ensure a seamless technology transfer in both directions. The experience gained is yours!
*Easy access: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is easily accessible as it is located at the very heart of the Ghent Bio-Economy Valley, in the Port of Ghent in Belgium.
Type of Collaboration:Fee paying basisFunded collaborative projectNegotiable
What "non-technical" services relevant to scale-up does your organisation offer?:Technoeconomic Assessment
Ceramic microfiltration and ultrafiltration
Biomass - any
Semi Pilot, Pilot, Demonstration
Additional Technical Information:
5 scales available:
1. Bench scale. Filtration surface 0.032 m².
2. 1 or 3 membranes. Filtration surface max 3x0.35 m².
3. 55 membranes. Filtration surface max 55x0.35 m²
4. 110 membranes. Filtration surface max 110x0.35 m²
5. 576 membranes. Filtration surface 288 m². Only available for microfiltration (e.g. for broth clarification - 0.50 µm)
More info on http://www.bbeu.org/pilotplant/technologies/product-recovery-and-purification/