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HOOCH - Production of bioalcohols from lignocellosic waste materials produced in the agri-food chain - LK0848

The British Bioalcohols Group, in conjunction with industrial collaborators from throughout the supply chain, will create a unique UK consortium to develop an East-of England Pilot Plant system on the Norwich Research Park (NRP). This will be used to develop, evaluate and eventually commercialise tailored approaches for converting different sources of food-chain waste lignocellulose into bioalcohols for the automotive and related industries. Feedstocks will include wastes from cereals (straw, bran, brewer’s grain) and brassicas (rape straw). The pilot plant system will enable the Group to target their multidisciplinary expertise on the creation of sustainable, second generation biofuels. The different stages of pilot plant system development will be supported by appropriate industrial involvement which will enable flowsheet description, environmental and cost-benefit evaluation, and supply chain construction.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2013

Cost: £734,695
Contractor / Funded Organisations
IFR - Institute of Food Research (BBSRC), John Innes Centre (BBSRC), Renewables East, Biocatalysts Ltd, University - Brunel, Vireol PLC, G R Wright and Sons Ltd, University - East Anglia, Achor Innovation Ltd, Home Grown Cereals Authority, Group Lotus PLC, Adnams PLC, Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Food manufacturing industry