The objective of this activity is to demonstrate the production of plastic parts from polymers produced from diacids based on C5 side-streams from a biorefinery based on industrial biorefinery processes at a pilot/demo scale.
Scale-up trials are underway to transfer the fermentation technology from lab-scale to industrial application. The process developed at lab scale by ULund will be implemented at pilot scale at Biotrend. The resulting scaled-up process will be transferred to Borregard’s demo plant. Synergies between partners will be instrumental for a successful scale-up of the fermentations using real raw materials and in conditions suitable for downstream processing.
Figure 1. Biotrend’s 250L fermenter.