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 room, freezers
  • A wide spectrum of modular operation units

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

  • 1 x 5400 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)
  • 1 x 1000 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)
  • 1 x 500 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)
  • 1 x 85 L (ATEX, glass lined, pressurized)

Reactors for enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass:

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

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
    • Filter press
    • Decanter centrifuge
    • Screw press
    • Falling film three-effect evaporator, 5 t/h water evaporation
    • Wiped film evaporators, 2 kg/h and 150 kg/h water evaporation

Relevant 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