The Valor-Plus supports the realisation of sustainable, economically viable closed loop integrated biorefineries through the development of new knowledge, (bio-)technologies and products that enable valorisation of key biorefinery by-products. The project comprises five key areas:
- Pre-treatment and fractionation.
- Hemicellulose valorisation.
- Lignin valorisation.
- Glycerol valorisation.
- Demonstration of the technological and economic potential for integration and scale-up within existing and future biorefinery value chains.
- Develop pretreatment processes for the recovery of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin.
- Develop an enzymatic process for the hydrolysis of hemicellulose to oligomers, sugars.
- Develop processes for the fermentation of pentoses to butanol, microbial proteins.
- Develop new chemical-enzymatic and chemical-microbiological processes for lignin depolymerization and transformation.
- Develop fermentation processes to obtain added value products from glycerol.
- New pretreatment processes for lignocellulosic biomass.
- New processes for controlled hydrolysis of hemicellulose.
- New chemical-microbiological and enzymatic processes for depolymerization and transformation of lignin.
- New strains of yeasts and fungi for the fermentation of crude glycerol in lipids, organic acids and alcohols.
- Review of the potential for the expansion and integration of project results within biorefineries.
- Pre-treatment: extrusion, ultrasound, dissolution, precipitation and filtration.
- Hemicellulose valorization: enzymatic processes and chromatography, transformation into sugars and organic acids.
- Lignin valorisation: chemical catalytic techniques for depolymerization, enzymatic and microbial processes to obtain added value products.
- Glycerol valorisation: microbial engineering, fermentation and filtration to obtain lipids.
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