18-24: Green Biorefinery – Demonstration plant in Havelland/Germany

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Napoleon Ballroom C-D, 3rd fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Birgit Kamm1, Christoph Hille2 and Petra Schönicke2, (1)Research Institute Biopos e.V. and BTU Cottbus, Teltow, Germany, (2)Research Institute Biopos e.V., Teltow, Germany
Green Biorefineries are multi-product systems and act regarding to their refinery cuts, fractions and products in accordance with the physiology of the corresponding plant material, i.e. they preserve and use the diversity of the synthesis generated by nature. In addition to the Biorefinery concept, GBR’s are strongly based on sustainable principles (sustainable land use, sustainable raw materials, gentle technologies, autarkic energy supply etc.)[ 1, 2].

The primary fractionation of Green Biomasses and the production of proteins, fermentation media, animal feed and biogas is demonstrated in a facility connected directly to the green crop drying plant in Havelland (Germany - Brandenburg) in a pilot scheme with an annual capacity of 20.000 tons of alfalfa and grass biomass (primary refinery-basic grade). This primary refinery can be diversified in modules for the production of platform-chemicals and synthetic gas. By reference to the basic engineering of the primary refinery, processes, products, investment costs, economic efficiency contemplation and climate effects are shown. The production site and the planned demonstration plant will be presented.



[ 1]

Kamm, B.; Gruber, P.R.; Kamm, M.; Biorefineries - Industrial Processes and Products, Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 7th ed. WILEY-VCH, 2011

[ 2]

Kamm, B.; Schönicke, P.; Kamm, M.; Biorefining of green biomass – technical and energetic considerations, CLEAN 2009, 37 (1), 27-30

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