Biorefining of sugars
via Process Intensification

Improve biorefinery operations through process
intensification and new end product.


Building on successful projects and relevant assets from partners and an interdisciplinary approach, BioSPRINT applies process intensification (PI) in the context of biorefining operations, to improve the efficiency of the purification and conversion of sugars from the hemicelluloses fraction of lignocellulosic biomass and to enable their transformation into new bio-based resins for substituting fossil based polymers in a range of applications.

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Published Industrial Case Studies



BioSPRINT Spring School

Opportunities and challenges of process intensification application in lignocellulosic biorefineries

Workshop #1

Upstream purification and concentration of hemicellulosic streams

Workshop #2

Catalysis and Process Intensification for Sugars Biorefining

Workshop #3 │ Workshop #4

Workshop #3: The Next Challenges of Biorefineries Workshop #4: Building a circular biobased economy through a multi-actor approach

Webinar #1

PI technologies for separation and solid handling processes.

Webinar #2

Process Intensification for catalytic biomass conversion

Webinar #3

Industrial perspectives on biomass feedstocks and bio-based products

Webinar #4

Downstream Processing approach

Webinar #5

Digital Solutions for Advancing Circular Economy through Biorefining

Concept and Focus Areas

Intensify the purification of sugars by removal of impurities present and/or generated in the fractioning steps

Investigate reaction Process Intensification methodologies for dehydration and oxidation of sugars into furans and optimise their production

Develop methods to purify the converted sugar streams into high quality monomers

Convert furfural and 5-HMF into innovative resins and polyols and formulate new biorenewable resins

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