Phase I 2009 – 2012
Energy from Biomass
Objectives of the BIOREFINERY2021-cluster are the forced development of innovative and realistic concepts for a biorefinery and their realization in lab and pilot scale.
The conversion of an existing bioethanol production plant – located in Zeitz/Saxony – into a fully integrated biorefinery based on lignocellulose has to be compatible with the goals of sustainibility. This requires economic feasibility and high ecological standards. It is also important to avoid further conflicts with food industries.
- Module I – Process Optimization
Topics: Fermentation of Stillage, efficient Processes, Biogas Production
- Module II – Lignocellulosic Feedstock
Topics: Separation of Lignocellulose, robust Enzymes, Production of Malate and Fumarate
- Module III – High Value Products from Lignocellulose
Topics: Lignin Pyrolysis, Aromatics, Cellulose Derivates, Phenol Derivates
- Module IV – Integrated Concept
Topics: Technology Screening, Dimensioning, Logistics