Project

Biorefining lactic acid and methane from lignocellulosic biomass

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 October 2017
Funding
Ghent University funding
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
Keywords
lactic acid fermentation lignocellulose anaerobic digestion
 
Project description

The demand for lactic acid as chemical building block is rapidly increasing. In this project we will use grass clippings as source of biomass for the production of lactic acid via an innovative fermentation approach linked to extraction. The residue of the fermentation will be used for methanogenesis and finally undergo pyrolysis.