The application of high pressure and steam is a proven method for the mobilisation of valuable components from biomass. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is contributing to the project "Production of butanol and hydrogen by fermentation techniques using steam treated municipal solid waste (MSWBH)" with its expertise on fermentation and the use of anaerobic bacteria for the production of biobased chemicals.
Sustainability is the name of the game in the coveted food markets – but what options do food processors have when it comes to packaging? Can producers and retailers strengthen their brand position by choosing biobased materials? A new study sheds a light on what might be the next big thing in food packaging…
New ways for organics acid production: Scientists from Wageningen University & Research, in association with oil and gas company Total, have developed a new process for producing organic acids via a biotechnological method.
There are many possible biobased alternatives for substances of very high concern (SVHC). Some of these alternatives can already be applied right away. This is shown by a study by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research commissioned by the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
Biomass has a wealth of potential as a resource for bulk products such as lactic acid or ethanol. In practice, however, it is difficult to develop successful production chains. Commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research has developed a method that can help companies and government authorities create biobased chains, from source materials to end products.