Year of Foundation

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an open access, independent, multipurpose, state-of-the-art facility that operates from a laboratory level to a multi-ton scale (TRL 3-8). Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a service provider for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. A wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations combined with the experience of our highly competent engineers and technicians enables us to translate your biobased lab protocol into a viable industrial process.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant enables the conversion of renewable feedstocks into biochemicals, biomaterials, biofuels and other bioproducts by using technologies such as biomass pretreatment, biocatalysis, (gas)fermentation, green chemistry and product recovery and purification.

Since its establishment BBEPP has grown into a mature organisation employing 170+ dynamic and engaged staff members. From 2013 to 2023, BBEPP successfully conducted more than 550 bilateral (private) projects with over 170 different small, medium and large sized companies. Along with private, bilateral projects, BBEPP is currently involved in many consortium-based projects.

Role in the Project

In the EU project LUCRA BBEPP will demonstrate the wood and food waste pretreatment, as well as the scale-up of the fermentation process to yield bio-succinic acid (bio-SA). Throughout the project, BBEPP plays a pivotal role in process optimisation on large scale for fermentation and purification at various stages of the semi-industrial action. Their expertise drives innovation and ensures efficient product recovery, enhancing the project’s success to demonstrate a biorefinery approach.


Tanja Meyer

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