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Processum Biorefinery Cluster - test & demo

Processum Biorefinery Cluster works towards advancing society towards a sustainable bioeconomy and aims to be an active part of that journey. RISE possesses a unique research infrastructure consisting of various test and demo environments that are entirely built based on industry needs.

Over time, a broad competence and expertise within the biotechnology and chemistry fields have been developed, which are offered as part of our test and demo environments. Member companies of the Processum Biorefinery Cluster gain access to this infrastructure, where technology upscaling and innovation can take place, accelerating towards commercialization.

Bioeconomy Arena

Bioeconomy Arena brings together RISE infrastructure for the development, upscaling and commercialisation of new bio-based products and solutions. Through close industry collaboration, a flexible innovation environment is being built up from lab to pilot and demo scale, where development along entire value chains is possible.

Read more about Bioeconomy Arena here 

Test environment for Fermentation

The test environment for fermentation is intended for the cultivation of several types of microorganisms, such as bacteria, yeast and filamentous fungi. Companies and other stakeholders have the opportunity to develop, optimize and scale up their cultures of microorganisms in these bioreactors.

Read more about Fermentation here 

Electrochemical biorefinery processes

During 2021, a lab-scale electrochemistry test bed has been established in Örnsköldsvik. This technology uses renewable electricity to create more value from industrial waste streams. The goal is to create a platform for scaling up electrochemical conversions that can be integrated with other unit operations to evaluate new process concepts.

Read more about Electrochemical biorefinery processes here

Test environment for Hydrothermal liquefaction

With hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), biomass is converted into a liquid oil that in many respects resembles fossil crude oil. Oil is the main product in the HTL process, but smaller amounts of gas and solid phase (carbon) are also form.

Read more about the test Hydrothermal liquefaction here

Test environment for Hydrothermal carbonisation

Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) is a low-temperature thermochemical conversion process to upgrade side streams into hydrochar with interesting properties. Possible areas of use are e.g. soil improvement, environmental remediation, energy storage, and as an energy source.

Read more about Hydrothermal carbonisation here 

Reactor system for chemical biorefinery processes

In an ATEX-classified room at RISE Processum there is a reactor system with pilots that are used to develop processes and products in a cost-effective manner. The facility is unique in Sweden and open to everyone.

Read more about the Reactor system for chemical biorefinery processes here

Test environment for Thermochemical pre-treatment

The test bed Thermochemical pretreatment can be used to decompose biomass to be able to more easily access / expose desired structures / molecules within the biomass. For example, the test bed can break down cellulose from hemi and lignin into chips in order to access the sugar molecules in the cellulose.

Read more about Thermochemical pre-treatment here

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