Project Description

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, an independent state-of-the-art pilot and demonstration facility for bio-based products and processes.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an open innovation pilot and demonstration facility for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of bio-based products and processes from lab to multi ton scale.

A wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations combined with a team of highly trained and experienced engineers, process operators and technicians facilitates the translation of bio-based laboratory processes into viable industrial processes using technologies such as biomass pretreatment, biocatalysis, fermentation, green chemistry and purification and product recovery.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is located in the port of Ghent (Belgium) and is operating according to the open innovation service model: Companies and research institutes throughout the world and active in the bio-based economy can make use of this test facility for their technological developments. Over the last three years Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant has successfully performed over 200 projects for more than 100 companies.

Role in NanoPack:

  • BBEPP will be responsible for:
  • Scale-up of the HNT loading process with active compounds (essential oils)
  • Scale-up of the HNT functionalization process
  • Optimising formulation of HNTs to enable easier integration during large scale compounding