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 projectJoint venturesNegotiable
What "non-technical" services relevant to scale-up does your organisation offer?:Technoeconomic Assessment
Biomass - any
Biocatalytic conversions, Chemical conversions, Chemical or enzymatic pre-treatment, Chromatography, Crystallisation and precipitation, Evaporation, Extraction, Flocculation, Heterogeneous catalysis, Hydrolysis, Thermal or pressure pretreatment
Semi Pilot, Pilot, Demonstration
Additional Technical Information:
ATEX compliant installation and expertise for chemical processes:
Solvent evaporation and condensation
Zoning of the operational area to ATEX zone 2
Explosion protection on all electrical equipment: ExII2G T3
N2 inertisation and blanketing
Pressure proof from -1 to 9 bar
Types of processes:
Chemical synthesis reactions
Chemical conversion reactions
Green Chemistry equipment overview:
Glass lined, pressure proof and corrosion resistant reactors, coupled to a condenser and vacuum pump.
Pressures up to 9 bar
Temperatures up to 200°C.
Vacuum down to 20 mbara
Reactor volumes (ATEX):
1 x 5400 L
1 x 1000 L
1 x 500 L
1 x 85 L
1 x 20 L
1 x 5 L
1 x 2 L
1 x 0.5 L
Auxiliary equipment (ATEX):
Green Chemistry examples:
Functionalisation of biopolymers and oligosaccharides
Esterification of fatty acids
Synthesis of oleochemicals
Chemical synthesis of biosurfactants
More info on http://www.bbeu.org/pilotplant/technologies/green-chemistry/