New solutions for products and process evaluation - the horizontal approach
Process intensification via integration of reaction and separation in novel concepts is highly relevant for all research and valorization lines within the biobased program of InSciTe as it allows an increase in product yield and productivity. Furthermore a lot of products are dependent on the availability of the same chemical building blocks from renewable resources. The goal of the “Horizontal” project is to map and evaluate different suggested solutions in order to understand which products and processes have a higher potential for creating economic value and are therefore suitable for scale up and piloting. In two closely related work packages the team investigates a number of chemical building blocks in combination with novel reaction-separation techniques (e.g. solvents, spinning disc reactors). Techno-economic evaluations for selected process / product combinations lead to recommendations for the most promising scenarios towards economically viable applications.
Fausto Gallucci, PhD
Eindhoven University of Technology