The overall concept is to optimize, integrate and demonstrate two platform pre-treatment technologies (CAP and FRP) in a TRL 5 demonstration unit using a mixture of regionally available, mixed organic waste streams.
The main element of the CAFIPLA pre-treatment scheme is the initial mechanical separation of fibrous biomass and soft biomass (easily biodegradable biomass).
For each biomass type, specific value chains are put in place. The soft biomass is pre-treated in the CAP, while the fibrous biomass is further pre-treated in the FRP. This initial mechanical separation takes into account the specificities of each type of biomass, which automatically results in an adapted, more cost-effective and efficient valorisation of each fraction.