Biomass production in bioreactors
Based on biobased materials, our experts can use fermentation technology for providing you with Polyhydroxyalkanoates
A bioreactor is a vessel in which a chemical process is carried out which involves organisms or biochemically active substances derived from such organisms. This process can either be aerobic or anaerobic. These bioreactors are commonly cylindrical, ranging in size from litres to several cubic metres.
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Our pellet experts are availlable for counselling your company in producing your own biomass-pellets. Previous clients are Akzo Nobel, Teijin and Lonza.
Pellets are a processed form of biomass, which make them more expensive. Although they are more expensive than untreated biomass, they are much more condensed and uniform, and therefore are more efficient.
Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry
Our experts are advising entrepreneurs in the primary agricultural sectors. This advice is mainly given in the form of assistance to and guidance of companies. This advice not only takes into account the latest developments in the field of cultivation, but also developments on management level within the company and specific crop related research.
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Bioreactors in our laboratory.
Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysts. They are responsible for thousands of metabolic processes that sustain life. Almost all chemical reactions in a biological cell need enzymes in order to occur at rates sufficient for life. Since enzymes are selective for their substrates and speed up only a few reactions from among many possibilities, the set of enzymes made in a cell determines which metabolic pathways occur in that cell, tissue and organ.
By using enzymes instead of chemicals, industries can reduce the consumption of raw materials, energy and water, giving real benefits to both the environment and industry.