Pilot plant lactic acid
The pilot plant is designed as an industrial demonstration plant with a limited production capacity. Major product of the bioconversion process is lactic acid. Up to 10 tons lactic acid per year can be produced. The pilot plant serves to transfer results in the field of bioconversion of agricultural commodities into practice. Alternative uses of agricultural products are examined and prepared for application in large-scale technical systems. An additional objective is to create new sources of income and additional employment in rural areas.
Project: Polymerizable lactic acid from alternative sugars
Operational period: June 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2019
The project aims to develop the complete value chain from plant residues to final products - from the implementation of the complete bioprocess for lactic acid fermentation to the synthesis of biochemicals with thermo-chemical properties suitable for compounding and processing for injection molding and films up to application by the end user. The project contributes to improved resource efficiency through the use of lignocellulosic residues such as straw, to the closure of substance cycles and the integration into existing infrastructure (agriculture, chemicals / plastics).
Contact: Joachim Venus
The project is funded by:
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