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SOLID BIOFUELS LABORATORY

Raw Material and Pellets Characterization

SMALL SCALE
TORREFACTION

  • Batch operation mode
  • 6 L volume/batch (production capacity)
  • Rotary kiln directly heated reactor using ceramic band heater (200-500ºC)
  • Inert gas/atmosphere selection
  • Very flexible  on raw material, excellent mixing & agitation, easy temperature control
  • Very suitable for process and product optimization prior industrial tests

BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY

Feedstock / Product characterization

  • Liquid Chromatograph HPLC
    • Carbohydrates/sugars
    • Organic acids
    • Inhibitors
    • HP-SEC  average molecular weight
  • Gas Chromatograph GC-FID & MS
    • Methanol, ethanol, butanol
    • Lipids
  • Elemental Analysis
    • Proteins

Fractionation
/ Separation

  • 4 pressurized stirred tank reactors (from 50 ml to 4L) :
    • Up to 220 bar
    • Up to 450ºC
    • Pressure control
    • Gas injection possibility
  • Filtration system: MF, UF & NF
    • Up to 15 bar
    • Permeate flow: 0,03-6 L/h
    • Interchangeable membrane module

Enzimatic Hydrolisis
& Fermentation

  • Process parameters optimization in:
    • From microplates: < 1ml
    • Erlenmeyers  or flasks: up to 1L
    • Bioreactors: 2-5L
      • Batch, Feed-batch, continuous
      • Adjustable agitation speed, air/gas ratios, pH, nutrients
  • Chambers for aerobic/ anaerobe microorganisms
  • Incubator with adjustable agitation, temperature, gas inlet