Project

Upgrading biorefinery side-streams via chain elongation and fermentation

Duration
01 January 2014 → 15 October 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Keywords
bioproduction side-stream biorefining
 
Project description

Valuable fatty acids, such as caproic acid, can be made from effluents of e.g. bioethanol refineries. Professor Angenent, Cornell University, is an expert in the production of these kinds of

compounds from complex biomass streams and will work with researchers at UGent to develop such a

pipeline.