Mechanical Disruption

The first steps of the project is the “Mechanical Disruption”, which focuses on the optimization of the physical pretreatment step for the biomass.

The first steps of the project is the “Mechanical Disruption”, which focuses on the optimization of the physical pretreatment step for the biomass. The pre-requisites for the process in terms of biomass pre-conditioning (particle size, solids loading) will be studied and their impact on the energy consumption of the final process will be estimated. The parameters for the treatment with ultrasound will be optimized in order to obtain an effective disruption of the lignocellulose matrix and increased accessibility for further processing steps.