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

This project was launched in 2012 (GreenWin project)


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


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

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



For more information:


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