Bringing biorefining closer to the biomass requires robust and simple plants. Our demo plant design is based on known and proven process technologies (from the sugar, pulp & paper and chemicals industries), which are integrated in a smart and energy efficient way so as to optimise the use of the available biomass to produce fuels and chemicals in rural areas.
we use equipment that can handle any of the above mentioned biomass.
we use 'old' (proven) technologies in a modern way.
we condition (detoxify) the biomass by removing the C5-molecules.
The flowchart suggest a scarification and then a fermentation step to ethanol (or butanol), but it may equally be used to condition feedstock for bio-gas production of a FT-process.
The design in modular e.g. the Paid4Pretreament™ module could be appended to an existing sugar mill or cellulosic biorefinery.
We don't destroy the C5-molecules. We converted them into furfural, which is a very valuable chemical building block!
We are looking for a hosting partner and/or development finance (seed funding or grant funding or venture capital).
µ-BioRefinery's Sugar Platform