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Chemical building blocks from versatile MSW biorefinery


To exploit Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as feedstock to develop intermediate chemical products and derived final products at high yield and low impurity level with huge industrial interest:

  • Ethanol to produce:
    • Biofuels
  • Lactic Acid to produce:
    • Eco-friendly ethyl lactate solvents
    • Hot-melt adhesives
  • Succinic Acid to produce:
    • Polyols for the polyurethane industry.
  • Biosurfactants


To lead WP and research line of biosurfactants production by valorising the bioethanol, lactic acid or succinic acid fermentation by-products in order to increase the recovery from the organic content of MSW:

  • Hydrolization and extraction of protein and lipid fraction of the fermentation by-product
  • Synthesis of biosurfactant
  • Validation with industry


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