The bioconversion group coordinates related topics which belong to the production of value added goods by biological and chemical conversion processes respectively. Based on the use of renewable agricultural raw materials as carbon substrates as well as protein sources one of the main products is lactic acid (LA). Tests on substrate preparation, microbial transformation, physiochemical basic research on substance separation as well as the technological optimization of fermentation and down-stream processing steps are being carried out.
Type of Collaboration:Funded collaborative projectJoint ventures
What "non-technical" services relevant to scale-up does your organisation offer?:Life Cycle Assessment
Biomass - any
Additional Technical Information:
Pre-treatment of several biogenic feedstocks incl. waste materials, enzymatic hydrolysis, production of lactic acid based on these (residue/waste) substrates incl. feasibility study/assessment of efficiency and quality (e.g. for further processing), environmental friendly membrane-based downstream processing, operation of a pilot plant for the demonstration of the overall technology and scale-up, waste reduction and water recycling for improved bioprocesses