IMPRESS is here to impress! We are heading towards a fossil-free future with the European know-how. IMPRESS has integrated selected key technologies to refine plant-based material into multiple sustainable chemicals and materials that can replace fossil-based products. Related technologies will be substantially improved in order to provide a better future for both us today and the generations to come.
IMPRESS has created a new hybrid biorefinery process. It means that we researched and combined selected key technologies and used them to refine renewable resources such as forestry and agricultural residues into multiple sustainable chemicals and materials that can replace fossil-based products.
The aim was to find ways to produce sustainable chemicals and materials.
IMPRESS integrated disruptive upstream and downstream technologies developed by the project partners. IMPRESS concept uses 2nd generation biomass and turns process streams into value added products and green chemicals to replace existing fossil-based products.
Benefits of the IMPRESS concept:
The IMPRESS consortium consists of 10 leading European companies as well as research, development and educational organisations.
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The overall objective was to create a value chain starting from non-edible biomass to renewable chemicals and materials that meet both economic and sustainability criteria.
Project has identified five key objects that are described below:
Objective 1: Develop separation, purification and analytical test methods for Dawn upstream process and integrate them to the IMPRESS demonstration scale process
Objective 2: Develop and upscale modular downstream processes including different separation and purification methods and integrate them to the IMPRESS demonstration scale process
Objective 3: To execute a conceptual process design (CPD), and to prepare an environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) specific for the integrated process
Objective 4: Validate the IMPRESS concept by integrating the upstream and downstream processes
Objective 5: Disseminate the IMPRESS results and benefits of the project concept to relevant stakeholders
The IMPRESS project is structured around seven Work Packages:
WP 1: Intensification of the IMPRESS upstream technology (Dawn Technology)
WP 2: Integration of the glycols downstream processing (Ray Technology)
WP 3: Valorisation of mixed sugar (C5/C6) and lignin streams
WP 4: Conceptual Process Design
WP 5: Life Cycle Analysis
WP 6: Dissemination, communication, education and exploitation
WP7 : Management
IMPRESS is a novel concept that aims to assess multiple purification and separation technologies that are used to develop plant-based products with an improved carbon footprint. The concept will be thoroughly evaluated from a techno-economic and environmental perspective. This is carried out by means of executing a life cycle assessment and the completion of conceptual process designs in order to demonstrate the positive impact on circular economy.
The biorefinery concept is based on the efficient integration of proven purification and separation technologies, such as crystallisation, membrane filtration, SMB and adsorption to optimise the quality of all product streams. The key conversion processes included in the concept are the Dawn Technology™, Ray Technology™ and xylitol fermentation technology as well as a modification of the Dawn Technology, the Yukon process.
Dawn Technology™ (more information https://www.avantium.com/technologies/dawn/)
Ray Technology™ (more information https://www.avantium.com/technologies/ray/)
Xylitol Production Technology is based on aeration controlled aerobic fermentation process that converts hemicellulose sugars to xylitol.
Fodder Yeast Production Technology is also an aerobic fermentation process that converts hemicellulose sugars to fodder yeast that can be used as animal feed.
Yukon process modification Instead of separating the acid from the sugars from Dawn process, the sugars can also be converted into furanics. Subsequently, useful products can be extracted in a non-miscible solvent. This makes the acid separation much easier. The main hydrolysate can be converted into 5-(chloromethyl)furfural (CMF), a versatile building block. One of the outlets of CMF is as starting material for FDCA (Furandicarboxylic acid) to prepare PEF.
Sustainable plant-based building blocks, such as:
plantMEG™ (Monoethylene Glycol)
is an important constituent of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), the raw material of plastic bottles and containers. Ray Technology based plantMEG™ will be a drop-in solution for existing fossil-MEG applications.
plantMPG™ (Monopropylene Glycol)
e.g. for the production of functional fluids, Unsaturated Polyester Resins (UPR) and food/feed/pharmaceutical applications
is a versatile building block. One of the outlets of CMF is as starting material for Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) to prepare Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF), a biobased polymer, that can replace oil-based polymers.
End product applications, like wood adhesives, composites or as dispersants, are assessed during the project
e.g. can be used to purify water, air and various other streams within the IMPRESS concept
Confectionary (chewing gums and mints), Dental / personal care (toothpaste) and pharmaceutical markets
e.g. to produce vitamin C and as a bulking agent, humectant and sweetener in foods, beverages and oral care products without promoting tooth decay
e.g. can be used as an additive to give a better heat resistance to PET
At present the light ends produced in the process are burned in a flare. In this project the feasibility to produce sugar alcohols from the light ends will be tested.
Demonstration plants at the Chemical Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands
The Dawn Technology™ pilot biorefinery
The Ray Technology™ demonstration plant (mono-ethylene glycol, MEG)
FiberLaboratory in Savonlinna, Finland
(more information https://www.xamk.fi/en/rdi/fiberlaboratory/)
IMPRESS consortium consists of ten industry and academic organizations across Europe. Avantium leads the research programme.
Avantium, the Netherlands
Avantium is a pioneer in the emerging industry of renewable and sustainable chemistry. We seek to take part in the opportunities of the transition towards a circular economy, with the goal of creating value for our stakeholders and society as a whole. Avantium’s mission is to aid the transition to a fossil-free world by developing groundbreaking products on the basis of renewable feedstock instead of fossil resources. Sustainable alternatives for fossil-based chemicals and materials include plastic bottles for drinks, films for food packaging and electronics, fibers for textiles and even material used in toys.
Role in IMPRESS: Avantium is the coordinator of the project and aims to accelerate its Dawn and Ray Technologies in addition to utilising its expertise in catalysis.
Sulzer Chemtech, a division of Sulzer Ltd, offers innovative separation and mixing technology, process solutions, and field services for the oil and gas, hydrocarbon, and chemical processing industry. Sulzer’s advanced and economical solutions set standards in the field of mass transfer and static mixing. Sulzer’s portfolio includes state-of-the-art products for distillation, absorption, stripping, evaporation, phase separation, melt crystallisation, and liquid-liquid extraction.
Role in IMPRESS: Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and brings its expertise for example in crystallisation to the project. Sulzer is the lead partner of WP2 Integration of the glycols downstream processing.
Knauer is a medium-sized, owner-managed company that has been serving the sciences since 1962. Knauer develops and manufactures scientific instruments of superior quality for liquid chromatography systems and components, including: Analytical HPLC / UHPLC, Preparative HPLC, Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC), Moving-Column Chromatography / Simulated Moving Bed (SMB), Osmometry. Besides the instrumentation, Knauer offers method development services for analytical and preparative purposes.
Role in IMPRESS: KNAUER uses its expertise to contribute in continuous separation technologies, such as Simulated Moving Bed (SMB) chromatography.
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (French National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organisation for scientific and technological research and is under the authority of the French Ministry for Research. The CNRS is also the largest fundamental research organisation in Europe.
Role in IMPRESS: CNRS develops new nanoporous materials such as hydrophobe zeolites and Metal- Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for the challenging separation of short polyols.
Lenntech, the Netherlands
Lenntech provides water treatment solutions for all type of applications, from domestic equipment to industrial turnkey plants. It was created in 1993 as a spin-off of Delft Technical University. The company team is set by an experienced team of chemical, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineers who can offer a wide variety of solutions for industries that require certain water qualities. Lenntech’s experience on the supply of a wide range of technologies and extended know-how in all water related sectors, guarantees a cost-efficient solution that will meet water quality requirements.
Role in IMPRESS: Lenntech will dehydrate the sugar streams in IMPRESS. Activities include a series of laboratory tests, choosing of the most suitable technology and developing an on-site pilot. Lenntech is the lead partner of WP 1 Intensification of the IMPRESS upstream technology.
Vogelbusch Biocommodities GmbH is part of the Vogelbusch group, a privately held engineering firm based in Austria since 1921. Specializing in white biotechnology, the company designs and constructs bioprocess plants on a global basis, with proprietary technology for the production of biocommodities such as alcohol, yeast, vinegar, organic acids, and starch sugars. Company expertise includes the integration of biological production techniques with related downstream processes, including scale-up based on lab testing. Vogelbusch’s research and development activities respond to industry demands for more effective, less expensive manufacturing and the refining of technologies to improve yields, energy consumption and environmental performance. R&D work is carried out at modern, in-house laboratory and pilot scale facilities.
Role in IMPRESS: Vogelbusch will adapt and scale up two dedicated processes for the production of fodder yeast and the production of xylitol from hemicellulose hydrolysates by fermentation. Vogelbusch is the lead partner of WP 3 Valorisation of mixed sugar and lignin streams.
PDC, the Netherlands
Process Design Center (PDC) is a technology provider in process development and integration. It is a non-profit SME, which has the aim to develop and promote sustainable products, production processes, and related activities. With more than 30 years of experience, key expertise includes conceptual process design and integration, techno-economic evaluation, and improvement of energy & resource efficiency.
Role in IMPRESS: PDC leads the conceptual process design, technology integration and techno-economic assessment, using structured methods and expert systems (PROSYN®). PDC is the lead partner of WP 4 Conceptual Process Design.
Sphera creates a safer, more sustainable and productive world. Our innovative cloud-based risk management platform connects an unprecedented amount of information that leads to deeper insights across an enterprise. We operationalize, scale and optimize Integrated Risk Management strategies to help customers surface, manage, and mitigate risk in the areas of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world by advancing operational excellence.
Role in IMPRESS: Sphera is a global leader in sustainability and LCA software and consulting, delivering relevant insights on environmental performance within IMPRESS. Sphera is the lead partner of WP5 Life Cycle Analysis.
Aalto University, Finland
Aalto University is a Finnish multidisciplinary university in the fields of science and technology, economics, architecture, and art and design. The School of Chemical Engineering (Aalto-CHEM) is one of the Aalto’s four schools of science and technology, with research areas related to new materials and sustainable processing of natural resources as well as products derived from these resources. The Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering has expertise in areas that enable a sustainable future with high performance products and processes in circular economy and bioeconomy, and The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems is at the forefront of forest products technologies and cutting-edge biotechnology.
Role in IMPRESS: Aalto aims to develop separation processes for sugar alcohols and sugars by means of crystallisation, and conversion processes for woody biomass.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is an institute of higher education which focuses on wellbeing, technology and creative industries. Xamk has develop industrial process know how and new process concepts for forest industry cluster in FiberLaboratory. Process phenomena research and piloting activities have been spread to international markets in pulp washing, flash mixing, wastewater treatment and novel in-line processes. Wood biorefinery process research, piloting and education is key task in Xamk in Finland. E.g. wood extraction research by using continuous resource efficient process innovations is key development focus in the laboratory.
Role in IMPRESS: Xamk is responsible for the development and implementation of educational modules and the leader of communication and dissemination activities (WP6).
The IMPRESS project has resulted in numerous valuable findings and key insights across the IMPRESS biorefinery value chain. The findings have been reported through scientific publications and seminar presentations, which you can find on the Publications page.
Project activities and results have also been shared via a webinar series that follows you through our path toward high-value plant-based products and describes how we can revolutionize the chemical industry for a fossil-free future. You can also learn about the Life Cycle Assessment process, Conceptual Process Design, and techno-economic evaluation of an optimized and integrated biorefinery. The links to all the webinars are listed on the Publications page.
The regular updates from the project process have been gathered in the Glimpses into IMPRESS newsletters, which can also be found under the Publications.
One of the channels for sharing the IMPRESS project expertise is the educational platform called the Future of Biorefining. It is an online learning environment that combines the main conversion and separation technologies applied in the IMPRESS project as well as methods for the overall environmental and techno-economic analysis. It will enhance your knowledge of biorefinery technology and downstream processing, including various kinds of separation and purification technologies as well as process design and analysis. More details and sign-in instructions can be found on the Online courses page.
Our project partners will follow you through the different steps and main results of the IMPRESS biorefining process in a series of four webinars. You can catch up on all the webinar series through the following links:
1st IMPRESS - Revolutionising the Chemical Industry for a Fossil Free Future? Catch up with our first webinar | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) In this webinar you will hear about the IMPRESS concept and a bigger chain reaction that it is part of.
2nd New high value plant-based products from IMPRESS Catch up with our 2nd webinar | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) In this webinar you will hear the insights on the technologies applied in the IMPRESS project and the advantages of using the selected separation and purification processes in three valuable value chains for lignin, hemicellulose and glycols.
3rd Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – Your Path To Sustainability Catch up with our 3rd webinar | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) In this webinar Sphera will introduce you to Life Cycle Assessment process and present the IMPRESS concept LCA.
4th Conceptual Process Design Of An Optimized and Integrated Biorefinery Catch up with our 4th webinar | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) In this webinar you will hear insights on conceptual design of downstream biorefining processes using structured methods and tools as well as an example of conceptual design and techno-economic evaluation of membrane and adsorption technology for sugar deashing/deacidification.
Here you can catch up with our newsletters. They are packed with useful information!
Part 1: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 1 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) March 2021.
Part 2: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 2 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) September 2021.
Part 3: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 3 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) June 2022.
Part 4: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 4 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) November 2022.
Part 5: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 5 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) January 2023.
Part 6: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 6 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) March 2023.
Part 7: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 7 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) June 2023.
Part 8: Glimpses into IMPRESS Part 8 | A.SPIRE (aspire2050.eu) October 2023.
Anna Zaykovskaya, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. 2023. Batch cooling crystallization of xylitol produced by biotechnological route. 14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECCE 2023). Poster Abstract
Anna Zaykovskaya, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. 2023. Batch Crystallization of Xylitol by Cooling, Evaporative, and Antisolvent Crystallization. Crystal Growth & Design journal 2023 23 (3). https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.cgd.2c01323
Anna Zaykovskaya, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. 2023. Simulations of mother liquor and crystal suspension flows in baffled stirred tank crystallizer. The 22nd International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization (ISIC 2023). Poster Abstract
Anna Zaykovskaya, Erik Temmel, Manfred Stepanski, Baudine Gevers Deynoot, Edserd de Jong, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. 2021. Batch crystallization of xylitol by cooling, evaporation and anti-solvent addition. Presented in the 21st International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization (ISIC 2021). Poster Abstract
A. Topias Kilpinen, Eero Kontturi. 2023. Pre-treatment of biomass with HCl gas or selective removal of hemicellulose. 21st International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry (ISWFPC 2023). Poster Abstract
A. Topias Kilpinen, Kaarlo Nieminen, and Eero Kontturi. 2024. Pretreatment to Retrieve Xylose and Xylooligosaccharides by HCl Gas Directly from Biomass. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c07532
A. Topias Kilpinen, Timo Pääkkönen, Kaarlo Nieminen, and Eero Kontturi. 2023. Production of Water-Soluble Carbohydrates from Aspen Wood Flour with Hydrogen Chloride Gas. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2023, 62 (41), 16922–16930. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.3c01894
Erfan Kimiaei, Muhammad Farooq, Rafael Grande, Kristoffer Meinander, Monika Österberg. 2022. Lignin Nanoparticles as an Interfacial Modulator in Tough and Multi-Resistant Cellulose–Polycaprolactone Nanocomposites Based on a Pickering Emulsions Strategy. Advanced Materials Interfaces 27/2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202200988
Jorge Bueno Moron, Gerard van Klink, and Gert-Jan M. Gruter. 2023. Production and Downstream Integration of 5-(Chloromethyl)furfural from Lignocellulose. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2023, 11 (49), 17492-17509. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c05525
Juha-Pekka Ontronen. 2023. Applying User Experience to Revolutionize the Future of Biorefining. READ Research, Education and Regional Development, Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulun verkkolehti. https://read.xamk.fi/2023/metsa-ymparisto-ja-energia/applying-user-experience-to-revolutionize-the-future-of-biorefining/
Juha-Pekka Ontronen. 2022. Moninaista viestintää laajassa KV-hankkeessa / Multifold communication in an international project. METSÄ, YMPÄRISTÖ JA ENERGIA Soveltavaa tutkimusta ja tuotekehitystä Vuosijulkaisu 2022. https://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-344-502-4
K. Alexander Henn, Susanna Forssell, Antti Pietiläinen, Nina Forsman, Ira Smal, Paula Nousiainen, Rahul Prasad Bangalore Ashok, Pekka Oinas and Monika Österberg. 2022. Interfacial catalysis and lignin nanoparticles for strong fire- and water-resistant composite adhesives. Green Chem., 2022, 24, 6487-6500. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/gc/d2gc01637k
Kati Jordan. 2021. Lessons learned - verkko-oppimateriaalin tuottamisen kehitysprosessi / Lessons learned - the development process of producing online learning material. METSÄ, YMPÄRISTÖ JA ENERGIA Soveltavaa tutkimusta ja tuotekehitystä Vuosijulkaisu 2021. https://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-344-408-9
Kilpinen Antti, Kontturi Eero. 2022. Production of water-soluble carbohydrates from aspen wood flour with hydrogen chloride gas. Presented in Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC 2022). Poster Abstract
Mathieu Lions, Cécile Daniel, Benoit Coasne, Frederic Meunier, Alain Tuel, and David Farrusseng. 2021. The Pivotal Role of Critical Hydroxyl Concentration in Si-Rich Zeolites for Switching Vapor Adsorption. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03420234/
M. Lions, C. Daniel, B. Coasne, F. Meunier, A. Tuel, D. Farrusseng. 2021. Critical hydroxyl concentration at the frontier between hydrophobic and hydrophilic zeolites. Presented in the Conference of the Federation of the European Zeolite Associations (FEZA2021). Abstract
Mitra Ila, Kim Miikki, and Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. 2024. Effects of Assisting Solvents on Purification Efficiency in the Layer Melt Crystallization of Glycerol. Crystal Growth & Design Article. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.cgd.3c01207
Mitra Ila, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, Erik Temmel, Manfred Stepanski, Michael Ginter, Ben McKay, Siu-Ha Soo-Tang, Ed de Jong. 2023. Purifying biorefinery by-products: A kinetics and thermodynamics approach using solvent-aided layer melt crystallization. The 22nd International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization (ISIC 2023). Poster Abstract
Mitra Ila, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, Erik Temmel, Manfred Stepanski, Michael Ginter, Ben McKay, Siu-Ha Soo-Tang, Ed de Jong. 2023. Separation and purification of high-value products by melt crystallization. The 28th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization (BIWIC 2023). Poster Abstract
Mitra Ila, Anna Zaykovskaya, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, Erik Temmel, Manfred Stepanski, Michael Ginter, Ben McKay, Siu-Ha Soo-Tang, Ed de Jong. 2022. IMPRESS H2020 project: Towards higher purities of biochemicals by crystallization. Presented in 27th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization (BIWIC2022). Poster Abstract
Mitra Ila, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. 2023. Purification of monoethylene glycol by melt crystallization. Chemical Engineering Science (2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2023.118601
Mitra Ila, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, Erik Temmel, Manfred Stepanski, Jagdeep Singh, Baudine Gevers Deynoot, Edserd de Jong. 2021. Using solvent additives in melt crystallization of high-viscous organic mixtures. Book of abstracts: 21st International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization (ISIC 2021). Poster Abstract
Noora Haatanen. 2023. Uusimmat edistysaskeleet ”IMPRESS-biojalostamon” prosessivaiheiden kehityksessä. / The recent progress in the development of the IMPRESS value chain. METSÄ, YMPÄRISTÖ JA ENERGIA Soveltavaa tutkimusta ja tuotekehitystä Vuosijulkaisu 2023. https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/814483/URNISBN9789523445550.pdf?sequence=5&isAllowed=y#page=144
Noora Haatanen, Juha-Pekka Ontronen. 2021. Uusi biojalostuskonsepti uusiutuvien biopohjaisten kemikaalien ja materiaalin valmistukseen / New hybrid biorefinery process to produce sustainable chemicals and materials. METSÄ, YMPÄRISTÖ JA ENERGIA Soveltavaa tutkimusta ja tuotekehitystä Vuosijulkaisu 2021. https://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-344-408-9
Noora Haatanen, Kati Jordan, Jarkko Männynsalo, Juha-Pekka Ontronen, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. 2020. Etäopetuskurssia rakentamassa biotalouden innovaatiohankkeen ympärille / Building an online learning course for the bioeconomy innovation project. METSÄ, YMPÄRISTÖ JA ENERGIA Soveltavaa tutkimusta ja tuotekehitystä Vuosijulkaisu 2020. https://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-344-295-5
Noora Haatanen, Juha-Pekka Ontronen. 2020. Laaja biotalousyhteistyö johtaa kohti puhtaampaa tulevaisuutta. READ Research, Education and Regional Development, Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulun verkkolehti. https://read.xamk.fi/2020/metsa-ymparisto-ja-energia/laaja-biotalousyhteistyo-johtaa-kohti-puhtaampaa-tulevaisuutta/
Paula Nousiainen, Farooq Muhammad, Maria Morits, Monika Österberg. 2022. Effect of lignin source and modification on lignin nanoparticle performance in applications. Nordic Polymer Days (NPD 2022). Presentation Abstract
Pooja Halvawala, Giacomo Bandinu, Monique Woen, Niels van Linden. 2022. Deacidification and concentration of sugar solution using electrodialysis and reverse osmosis. Young Water Professionals BeNeLux conference (YWP 2022). Abstract
Pooja Halvawala, Giacomo Bandinu, Monique Woen, Niels van Linden. 2022. Deashing and concentration of sugar solutions using combination of electrodialysis and reverse osmosis. Presented in the International conference focused on membrane and electromembrane processes (MELPRO 2022). Abstract
Portes Abraham Silva, Yasmini. 2022. Biorefinery lignin: Structural characterization, modification and production of nano-particles for applications. Master’s Theses Aalto University, Materials and Biopolymers. https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/116421
Wang, Fengyang. 2022. Supramolecular colloidal assembly of flow hydrolysis hardwood lignin from Dawn technology™ process. Master’s Theses Aalto University, Fibre and Polymer Engineering. https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/114461
Yannick Krauke, S. Stephan, K. Monks. 2022. Simulated Moving Bed (SMB) Process For Potential Application Of Xylitol Purification In Industrial Processes. Presented in Preparative & Process Chromatography Symposium (PREP2022). Poster Abstract
Yasmini Portes Abraham Silva, Paula Nousiainen, Fengyang Wang, Monika Österberg. 2022. Production of colloidal lignin particles from biorefinery lignins and application for stabilization of Pickering emulsions. Nordic Polymer Days (NPD 2022). Poster Abstract
Yingfeng Wang, Timo Pääkkönen, Yousefi Neptun, Eero Kontturi. 2023. HCI gas alcoholysis of cotton linter fibers. 8th EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference (EPNOE 2023). Abstract
The IMPRESS e-platform called the Future of Biorefining is an online learning environment that combines the main conversion and separation technologies applied in the IMPRESS project as well as methods for the overall environmental and techno-economic analysis.
It will enhance your knowledge on biorefinery technology and downstream processing, including various kinds of separation and purification technologies as well as process design and analysis.
The course is intended for next generation employees and supports lifelong learning. The course material has been generated in a way that it can be accessed by university students and employees, industrial operators and engineers, technical professionals and anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge on biorefining.
The target groups vary greatly in terms of background knowledge and therefore the courses are designed to include different levels according to the target group. This multi-level hierarchy structure supports individual learning paths which is characteristic for lifelong learning.
The content is divided in three separate modules:
The Future of Biorefining learning environment is free and open for everyone. You only need to sign in to get started. Here are step by step instructions on how to sign in.
The content of the course has been created in co-operation with the IMPRESS project partners with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869993.
The material consists of new material solely generated for this purpose using public references, as well as modifying and applying existing material from the partners and external parties/sources.
Right for the distribution of the material via the IMPRESS online course as part of the course material has been agreed with the project partners and original creators. However, the copyright remains with the original creators. All the material in the Future of Biorefining educational platform is available for the course participants after sign in. All course content (such as .ppt slides and videos) marked with copyright, all rights reserved, may not be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the owner.
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