Rationale for Biobased Chemicals ProductionThe production of chemicals from biomass, also known as bio-based chemicals, plays a critical role in creating a sustainable and environmentally friendly future, particularly as the world strives to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Some of the advantages of biobased chemicals are listed below:
Approaches for the Production of Biobased ChemicalsThere are two main ways in which biobased chemicals can be obtained from biomass feedstocks:
How Celignis Can HelpAt Celignis our multidisciplinary team has strong understanding of: biomass chemistry, bioprocessing technologies, and the mechanisms and challenges involved in producing a wide variety of biobased chemicals. We are ready to work with you on developing a suitable bioprocess to either obtain your targeted biobased chemical from biomass or to obtain the most appropriate biobased chemicals from a given feedstock.
1. Understanding Your Requirements
2. Detailed Feedstock Analysis
3. Experimental Plan
4. Undertake Experiments
Bioethanol from Palm ResiduesCelignis undertook a bioprocess development project for a client, based in the Middle East, that was targeting the production of bioethanol from the residues of local palm trees. This was a lab-scale vertically-integrated project covering pretreatment, hydrolysis, and fermentation.
Glycerol from Industry Side-StreamsCelignis undertook a lab-scale bioprocess development project focused on the hydrolysis of cellulose-containing side-streams from an existing industrial process, followed by the fermentation of the liberated sugars into a variety of products, including glycerol, ethanol, and organic acids.