Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP), Belgium and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Thailand launch Pilot Plant (BBAPP), a multi-purpose refinery pilot plant. The Facility is built on “ polis”, a translational research hub for based industry, situated at the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi), Thailand.
Thailand is one of the top producers and exporters of sugarcane, cassava, oil palm and many other agricultural products. More than 40 million tons ofmass are currently under-utilized. This gap presents ample opportunity for refinery technology that enables the conversion of mass to energy, chemicals and materials, significantly raising the value of these crops and their by-products.
ThePilot Plant is the first of its kind in Thailand and ASEAN countries with a unique mission to develop and scale up sustainable based products and processes. The pilot-scale infrastructure aims to provide a platform for local and international private and public organizations and academic institutions to scale up and validate their laboratory processes, perform the techno-economic assessment and facilitate market entry before investing in a dedicated production plant.
Pilot Plant serve industr active in chemicals, materials and other relevant products focus on applications in food, feed, cosmetics and nutraceuticals. The services broadly cover mass pretreatment, industrial technology (microbial fermentation and catalysis), green chemistry and downstream processing operations to transform low-value mass raw materials into a wide range of high-value products.
ThePilot Plant is currently under construction and will be fully operational in 2024.