Process optimisation and valorisation of short-chain fatty acids from fermentation

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental 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
resource recovery green chemistry valorisation
Project description

Development of a sustainable process for recovery of short-chain fatty acids from dilute aqueous streams, which are formed by conversion of biomass, organic waste or CO2. This process is a combined extraction and esterification in an ionic liquid, resulting in a facilitated process and valorisation of the low value fatty acid building blocks.