10th International Conference on Bio-bases Marerials – Köln, Germany- May 10-11, 2017
Issue for bio-refineries is to lower technology costs, lower capex and increase valorization of all clean fractions of the biomass
Metzymes* cover the full value chain of bio-processing (fractionation, hydrolysis, saccharification, glucose isomerase, and dehydration).
Metgen worked with Avantium on FDCA and HMF oxidation
Metgen’s process claims a 83% cumulative yield from glucose to FDCA. No sugar separation is needed any more in their process.
Metgen has also developed an enzyme and a process facilitating activation, disruption and increased solubility of lignin from pulp and paper mills. Metzyme* LIGNO fractionates the bulk of industrial lignin at fully soluble conditions without using a mediator. Process is in the course of being scaled-up.
Valorization of lignin enables entire industries and certainly the second gen bio-refineries. Metgen is opened to partnerships to make this happen at industrial scale.