Design and optimization of sustainable process technologies

Solange I. Mussatto (Invited author), Fen Qin (Invited author), Celina Kiyomi Yamakawa (Invited author), Ignacio S. Moguel (Invited author), Marco Cassano (Invited author)

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The development of sustainable processes and innovative strategies that can accelerate the transition to a bio-economyis one of the main goals of the current societyin order to have a future less dependent on oil and with lower carbon emissions. The use of biomass as a feedstock for bioprocesses has been then considered a keypoint to achieve such purposes, being also able to result in potential environmental, economic, and social benefits. In this sense, the Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess TechnologyGroup (BCBT) has been working on the development of newstrategies for the use of biomass in bioprocesses, covering the different aspects of the whole biomass conversion chain, since the feedstock until the final product.Our research efforts aim to identifythe optimal exploitation of such resources according to sustainabilityprinciples and obtain an improved process performance. In this sense, process design and optimization is one of our main tools as it involves the simultaneous optimization of several parameters (e.g. suitable carbon and nitrogen sources, and process variables such as pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, agitation, among others), byperforming a minimal number of experiments, minimizing the costs and maximizing the efficiencyand productivity.Once the optimal conditions are identified, the process scale-up can be then evaluated. This could be translated in a faster time to market for newprocess technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventDTU Biosustain Annual Seminar 2017 - Beach Hotel Marienlyst, Elsinore, Denmark
Duration: 6 Sep 20177 Sep 2017


SeminarDTU Biosustain Annual Seminar 2017
LocationBeach Hotel Marienlyst


  • Biomass conversion
  • Fermentation
  • Process performance
  • Optimization

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