After successful process development and optimization of your process at lab scale, in your or our lab, your process is ready for scale-up. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an experienced partner for the scale-up of your biobased process or product. Due to our strict confidentiality policy, we cannot further comment on the content of the ‘scale-up’ projects performed so far on a bilateral basis. However, on top of many private/bilateral projects, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant participated in many consortia as ‘scale-up’ partner

Find out more about the public projects BBEPP was involved in for scale-up.

Below you can find an overview of the type of scale-up work Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant can help you with and the scales.

STARTING POINT of a scale-up trial:

  • An at lab scale validated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

OBJECTIVE of a scale-up trial: establish a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to:

  • Demonstrate your technology at a larger scale
  • Generate prototype material
  • Transfer your technology to a Custom Manufacturing Organisation (CMO)

TYPES of Scale-up processes:

  • Pilot scale trials to scale-up from lab to production
  • Translate lab scale unit operations to industrial equipment
  • Pilot scale down trials: from production scale to pilot scale for process optimization
  • Mass and energy balance input for Economic and Life Cycle Assessment



  • Test various unit operations in parallel
  • Testing alternative processes and opportunities
  • State-of-the-art, novel routes
  • Setting up process lines
  • Various raw materials
  • Various final products
  • Technological know-how; mass balances, process quantification, performance metrics
  • 45 employees, 24/7 operations