Biomass Pretreatment

What we offer

  • Mechanical, thermal, physico-chemical and enzymatic pretreatment of biomass feedstocks
  • Logistics and storage:
    • Truck (un)loading docks
    • Bulk solid biomass storage (55 t silo, 3×90 t bunkers)
    • Liquid storage (vessels up to 125 m³)
    • Dedicated areas for IBC storage
    • Chemicals storage outside production halls
    • Refrigerated storage rooms, freeze and cool containers
  • A wide spectrum of modular operation units
  • Operation at various scale

Biomass Pretreatment equipment overview

Reactors for chemical pretreatment of biomass:
These reactors are suitable for acid (H2SO4, HCl…), alkaline (NaOH, ammonia…), sulfite, organosolv and other types of pretreatment

  • Benchtop, 2 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)
  • 1 x 20 L (ATEX, Hastelloy, pressurized)
  • 1 x 85 L (ATEX, stainless steel, pressurized)
  • 1 x 500 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)
  • 1 x 1000 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)
  • 1 x 5400 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)

Reactors for enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass:

  • Lab scale hydrolysis
  • 1 x 500 L
  • 1 x 1000 L
  • 2 x 4000 L
  • 2 x 5000 L
  • 4 x 8000 L
  • 3 x 50 000 L
  • and other intermediate scales

Reaction vessels for slurries with high solids contents

Auxiliary equipment:

  • Milling
    • Dry milling: roller crusher, knife mill, hammer mill, cutting mill, pin disk mill
    • Wet milling: pulper (2000 L), inline mixer, inline colloid mixer
  • Thermal treatment
    • Direct steam injection
    • Jet cooking with holding tube
  • Dewatering and concentration equipment
    • Netsch filter press (cake volume 68 L)
    • Schenk filter press (cake volume 120 L)
    • Welders filter press (cake volume 352 L)
    • Welders ATEX filter press (cake volume 100 L)
    • Alfa Laval decanter centrifuge NX416 (3160 G, max 20 m³/h)
    • Foodec decanter centrifuge (3140 G, max 2500 L/h)
    • Screw press
    • Falling film three-effect evaporator, 5t/h water evaporation
    • Wiped film evaporators, 2 kg/h and 250 kg/h water evaporation

Expertise

Experience in treating the following lignocellulosic raw materials:

  • Agro-industrial side streams: paper pulp, spent grains, bagasse, press cakes, stillage…
  • Agronomic by-products: corn stover, corn cobs, husk, fiber, stems, leaves, verge grass…
  • Dedicated energy crops: miscanthus, poplar…

Biomass Pretreatment Expertise at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Biomass Pretreatment Expertise at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant