New pilot plant set up at the InSciTe biobased facility

April 7, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe) will complete setting up a new pilot plant in the spring of 2019. This facility will be used to convert biological residual flows and waste into high-quality products.

For InSciTe this represents the next step in the valorisation of promising sustainable innovations. The first customer is the company Vertoro that will be producing oil from lignin. Other projects are sure to follow.

“Vertoro needs a pilot plant to produce on an even larger scale,” Emiel Staring (MD Chemelot InSciTe) explains. “Together with the campus, we have decided to build this plant. Working with the other consortium partners, Vertoro uses the facilities and wants to convert enough lignin to be able to test the oil in practice. Ultimately, Vertoro might be able to license the formula to a large-scale user or producer.”

InSciTe is investing a few million Euros in the pilot plant which will also be used by other parties.

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