Dutch bioprocess pilot facility opens for research
CSM, Royal DSM and Delft University are participating in a joint venture for bioprocess research
The new company Bioprocess Pilot Facility BV (BPF) is based in Delft and aims at scale-up research and education for next generation bioprocesses.
According to the group, the facility will allow process development research to take place the entire field of biomass pre-processing, biomass pre-treatment, fermentation and downstream processing.
The BPF is open access and companies, universities and institutes are all invited to execute their scale-up research on bioprocesses.
Eric Roos, the newly appointed director of the BPF says: “The BPF is a unique facility which enables companies, researchers and educational organisations around the world to test their new bioprocesses on such a scale that they can make the step to an industrial facility”.
The Bioprocess Pilot Facility is funded by the European Union, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, the Province of South Holland and the Municipalities of Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague.