What we offer

  • Scale-up and demonstration of fermentation processes
  • Batch, fed-batch and continuous (with or without cell recycle) fermentations
  • Experience with bacterial, yeast and fungal systems
  • Optional: methanol dosage on all vessels
  • Process development and optimization
  • Custom manufacturing
  • Examples of products: industrial enzymes, fine and bulk chemicals, biofuels, biochemicals, bioplastics, biosurfactants, biosolvents, nutraceuticals, food ingredients, bioflavours…

Equipment overview

(An)Aerobic fermenters:

  • batch, fed-batch, continuous
  • 2 x 15000 L
  • 1 x 4500 L
  • 2 x 1500 L
  • 10 x 150 L
  • 2 x 10 L
  • 4 x 7 L
  • 4 x 1 L

Anaerobic fermenters:

  • 1 x 5400 L (ATEX)
  • 1 x 1000 L (ATEX)
  • 1 x 500 L (ATEX)
  • 1 x 85 L (ATEX)
  • 1 x 20 L (ATEX)

Gas fermenters, feed CO, CO2, H2, CH4:

  • 4 x 1 L (10 bar pressure)
  • 1 x 10 L (ATEX, 5 bar pressure)
  • Containerized mobile gas fermentation 100 L demo unit under construction

Auxiliary equipment:

  • Analytical capabilities: HPLC, GC, fast bio-chemistry analyzer, off gas analysis and data logging
  • Equipment for biomass separation: centrifuges, decanter, plate filters, filter press, membrane filtration
  • Biomass pretreatment equipment for second generation bioproducts (see biomass pretreatment brochure)
  • A variety of downstream processing equipment to recover and purify the product of interest from the fermentation broth (see product recovery and purification brochure)


Our team combines over 100 years of fermentation experience. We can rely on fermentation experts with academic and industrial backgrounds and with track records in piloting. This combination makes our expertise unique.

Fermentation Expertise at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant Fermentation Expertise at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Fermentation Expertise at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant