Mobile bioprocess units
|Coordinator||pSk earth adaption AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||December 2017 - May 2018|
Purpose and goal
The purpose was to demonstrate the possibility of mobile bioprocessing units for the production of bio-based products. Can mobile bioprocessing devices enable the use of unused biomasses today. The work has shown that there is a great need to replace the fossil-based raw materials for the manufacture of chemicals and fuels. Compared with today´s traditional methods, biotechnological processes enable the use of unused and inexpensive biomass. Mobile bioprocesses open up new opportunities for the production of chemicals in a cost-effective manner.
Expected results and effects
The project proposal has met a lot of positive comments from universities / colleges / research institutes and industry. This is a first step in the development of bio refineries that can handle today´s unused biomass in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. Can make commercially attractive both high and low-value bioproducts. Uses biomass that does not affect biodiversity negatively and does not claim land areas. Due to its compact and mobile construction, it creates a commitment both in urban and rural areas.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been carried out according to plan. Many valuable discussions and meetings have been discussed with academia and industries. The concept has been optimized on the basis of these discussions. The project has been incredibly important in order to get a clearer picture of the problems we face, and what solutions today and tomorrow are possible. These types of projects are very important. We now see a need to initiate one of the areas in a prototype or demonstration to thereby translate what we have now learned in concrete and commercial arrangements.