PHOSBIOL2

Production of second generation bioethanol from renewable or recycled materials by an innovative technology

This project was launched in 2012 (GreenWin project)

Goals

The PHOSBIOL2 project aims to develop a process for the production of cellulosic ethanol from “fresh” biomass or wastes. This process is based on the use (development and optimization) of:

1) phosphoric acid to hydrolyze lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars

2) the development of a specific fermentation process using immobilized yeasts

3) the implementation of a global industrial process minimizing energy and water consumption

The cellulosic ethanol produced in PHOSBIOL2 can be used as a platform for the production of other polyolefins and ethylal.

National contribution

PRAYON – Coordination

ARTECHNO

Unit of Biological and Industrial Chemistry (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech)

Walloon Center of Industrial Biology (CWBI- Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech)

LAMBIOTTE

CERTECH

For more information: http://clusters.wallonie.be/greenwin-fr/ap6-r-d-phosbiol2.html?IDC=1408&IDD=15772

Contact

Dr. Nicolas Jacquet
Unit of Biological and Industrial Chemistry
Passage des déportés, 2
5030 Gembloux
Tel: +32 81 62 24 28
nicolas.jacquet@ulg.ac.be