In 2014, the feasibility of Celtic Renewables’ innovative process to produce biobutanol from byproducts of the whisky industry was evaluated at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, using a Bio Base NWE Innovation Coupon. This assessment enabled Celtic Renewables to gather a next round of investments worth €1,5million and was the start of a succesful collaboration. In September […]
Industrial biotechnology plays a crucial role in the development of sustainable and cost effective production processes for biobased chemicals. These processes typically consist of two distinct unit operations: fermentation, followed by purification of the compound of interest from the fermentation broth. Product recovery and purification (also called downstream processing or DSP) are important cost factors, responsible for up to 80% of the total production cost. Reducing DSP cost is therefore a key success factor to improve the overall economics of biobased processes.