The CAP will be otimized to
- steer the hydrolysis process to create a specific carboxylic acid spectrum depending on the target application in the bio-based economy and/or
- obtaining a constant output quality / spectrum from fluctuating input.
The FRP research focusses on
- the implementation of an environmentally friendly process for insoluble fibre extraction using deep eutectic solvents (DES) and
- the provision of fibres for different applications considering differences in feedstock / biomass supply.
Convert 80% of the easily degradable organic matter in selected bio-waste to short chain carboxylic acids (SCCA) at TRL 3.
Manipulate the SCCA fermentation process from heterogeneous bio-waste in order to produce minimum 3 different SCCA product spectra with a fixed composition at TRL 3-4 (max 10% deviation).
Recover 65% of the insoluble fibre content in the selected bio-waste mixes, of which minimum 30% for high quality applications at TRL 3-4.
Integrate the CAP and FRP in an optimized cascade process considering biomass supply chains and demonstrate the feasibility in a TRL 5 pilot plant at the IDE test site treating 10 t/y mixed bio-waste.
Demonstrate the application potential of the produced intermediates in 5 bio-refinery concepts.
Demonstrate the sustainability and safety of the pre-treatment processes.
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