Low TRL projects? Yes, we do!

At Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, different innovative technologies are being developed within the R&D Department to access a wide range of sustainable products from a variety of industrial feedstocks. These technologies are researched at low TRL (Technology Readiness Level) and involve advanced fermentation and separation processes such as in situ product recovery, which has been developed in the framework of the SPICY, FUCATIL and MUCOFORM projects to allow intensified production of important industrial platform molecules. BBEPP has also gained high experience and expertise in the field of gas fermentation, where industrial CO2 emissions can be converted into a variety of valuable bioproducts such as biofuels, bioplastics and biomaterials. Furthermore, through the development of sustainable production strategies towards alternative proteins and cultured meat, BBEPP has been able to contribute to the global protein transition and the shift towards a more sustainable bioeconomy.

In July 2021, BBEPP announces the establishment of its first spin-off company: Amphi-Star. Amphi-Star is developing a proprietary technology platform for the ecological production of biosurfactants.

The figure below shows our R&D activities. More info on the projects mentioned in the figure below can be found on our “Consortium based projects” page or below the image.

Low TRL projects involving Gasfermentation technology:

  • BIOCONCO2: from CO2 from iron & steel industry to commodities for chemicals and plastics
  • CO2SMOS: from biogenic CO2 emissions to advanced chemicals
  • CO2PERATE: All renewable CCU based on formic acid integrated in an industrial microgrid
  • BioSFerA: From syngas fermentation to aviation and maritime biofuels

Low TRL projects involving advanced fermentation and separation processes:

  • SPICY: Sugar-based chemicals and polymers via chemocatalysis & engineered yeast
  • FUCATIL: webpage under construction
  • MUCOFORM: webpage under construction
  • AC2GEN: webpage under construction
  • GREEN-B2B: Acid-catalyzed production of green butadiene from butanediols

Biosurfactants technology platform spinned out in first BBEPP spin-off: Amphi-Star

Amphi-Star is developing a proprietary technology platform for the ecological production of biosurfactants (amphiphilic molecules). The platform is initially based on the glycolipid technology platform with the yeast Starmerella bombicola, that has been developed and scaled up in over 10 years by Ghent University (InBio research group) and the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP).

Amphi-Star has the mission to develop, scale up and demonstrate biosurfactant technology at industrially relevant level.

Low TRL projects involving alternative proteins & cultured meat