About The Pilot Plant

Biobased Products and Processes 

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.

Process Development Scale-up Custom Manufacturing

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.

Why our customers choose Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Seven reasons to consider a team-up with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.

  1. 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.
  2. Scaling power: Our unique set of equipment and infrastructure allows us to perform bioprocesses at kilogram to multi ton scale.
  3. Flexibility: We flexibly build up process lines and design the project outline, from process development over scale-up to custom manufacturing, to your needs.
  4. Independence: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an independent facility. We have no industrial shareholders and always operate in full confidentiality.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant team

Our team

At Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, your processes are in the competent hands of highly trained engineers, process operators and technicians. Our team stands for a vast amount of know-how on both a scientific and technical level. Combined with decades of experience in scale-up and operating industrial equipment, our engineers translate your lab scale process into a viable industrial process.

The Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant team provides services to customers in full confidentiality. We run the innovative processes, feasibility trials and process optimizations in agreement with our customers’ demands and report in a transparent way. A close communication throughout the project and your presence at our facilities during the pilot trials ensures a seamless technology transfer in both directions.

In addition, our engineers and process operators can assist in experimental set-up, process analysis and design, calculation of mass- and energy balances, and provide start-up assistance at an industrial scale.

Through collaboration with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, you join a worldwide network of key players in the biobased economy.