A biorefinery approach to the separation and application of the products of lignocellulose pyrolysis

Project status

Active

Project execution time

01.05.2020 to 30.04.2023

Project type

ERAF-1.1.1.2.

Project number

1.1.1.2/VIAA/3/19/388 (contract Nr. 1.1.1.2/16/I/001)

Project manager

Kristīne Meile

Involved laboratories

Biorefinery laboratory

Call, activity

Activity 1.1.1.2 “Post-doctoral Research Aid” of the Specific Aid Objective 1.1.1 “To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and the ability to attract external financing, investing in human resources and infrastructure” of the Operational Programme “Growth and Employment”

Project goal

To develop a novel, practically applicable, comprehensive scheme for the separation of biomass-based pyrolysis products into valuable chemicals in accordance with biorefinery principles, after qualitatively and quantitatively characterising pyrolysis products with modern analytical methods.

Main activities of the project: 1) Comprehensive analysis of pyrolysis condensates obtained from lignocellulose; 2) Fractionation of the pyrolysis condensates; 3) Analysis of the pyrolysis product fractions and purification of specific chemicals; 4) Development of a universal scheme for the sequential separation of valuable products from pyrolysis condensates according to biorefinery principles.

Scientific consultant: Dr.sc.ing. Aivars Žūriņš.

Project duration: 36 months

Total eligible costs of the Project account for 133,805.88 EUR, including funding from the European Regional Development Fund in amount of 85 % – 113,734.99 EUR.