Periodic Reporting for period 1 - THE GREEN FACTORY (Avant-garde R&D platform and demonstration plant towards efficient industrial biotechnologies)
Reporting period: 2019-08-01 to 2019-11-30
It is estimated that 3.63% of the worldwide CO2 footprint originates from the chemical process industry . Additionally, consumers are demanding products coming from natural sources, fact that has forced the industry to seek for natural ingredients. Green chemistry can lower these CO2 emissions.
We have already performed a pilot version of our bioreactor with successful results, and now we plan to scale up our plant to 1500 production tons per year to meet the demand of the F&F, cosmetic and bioprocess development industry, and we will start offering R&D contracts once the demonstration plant is validated.
The development plan starts with the scale-up of the plant, introducing automation, digitalization, continuous biocatalysis, and others. Then, we will set-up our own immobilized enzyme process needed for all our activities, develop new enzymatic esterification process at scale and then we will start the validation by manufacturing esters for the F&F and cosmetics industries (and other chemical industries) directly with early adopters or via our R&D contracts.