Muttenz, Switzerland
Muttenz, Switzerland

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The present disclosure relates to catalyst support materials and cobalt catalyst materials including such support materials, and their uses in Fischer-Tropsch processes. In certain aspects, a catalyst support material includes alumina, silicon oxide and titanium dioxide. In other aspects, a catalyst material includes a catalyst support material as described herein, with a catalytic metal such as cobalt disposed thereon.


The present invention is directed to a self-sufficient process for the production of biomass hydrolysate with reduced salt content as well as the de-salted hydrolysate produced after the inventive process and the use of the de-salted hydrolysate as a fermentation medium.


Patent
Clariant | Date: 2017-03-15

The present invention is directed to a novel and advantageous process for the purification of biomass hydrolysate as well as the purified hydrolysate produced after the inventive process and the use of the purified hydrolysate as a fermentation medium.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: BIOTEC-03-2016 | Award Amount: 6.24M | Year: 2016

CHASSY will unlock the full potential of the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Yarrowia lipolytica and Kluyveromyces marxianus as cell factories for production of high value compounds which have applications in the cosmetic, nutraceutical and white biotechnology sectors. Current cell factory strains for these classes of product are restricted to proof-of-principle levels because of limited precursor supply, poor product tolerance and lack of versatility. CHASSY addresses these challenges by redesigning metabolic circuits and expanding the host range to include the oleaginous yeast, Y. lipolytica and the thermotolerant yeast, K. marxianus. The systems biology approach will integrate model-based design, construction and analysis of yeast strains, resulting in reconfigured metabolic networks optimised for the production of lipid and aromatic molecules. Construction of the chassis strains, using new and existing synthetic biology tools, will be directed by knowledge derived from a thorough systems biology comparison of the three yeast species, conducted using integrative data analysis and genome scale metabolic models. The chassis strains will be used to build cell factories to produce three specific high value products: the oleochemicals, Docosanol and Octanoic acid; and the aromatic molecule, Amorfrutin 1. These new cell factory strains will be evaluated under industrial conditions to produce data that will further improve the chassis platforms. The major outcomes of this project will be (1) a new set of chassis yeast strains that are widely applicable for development of industrial cell factories; (2) the knowledge and technology to readily build and evaluate new chassis tailored to specific applications; (3) prototype cell factory strains producing three high value metabolites for commercial exploitation; (4) a dissemination and exploitation strategy to ensure that European SMEs benefit from the knowledge base, platform chassis and resources generated in CHASSY.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: EeB-01-2014 | Award Amount: 8.10M | Year: 2015

An important target of Europe 2020 is climate change and energy sustainability. To reach the ambitious aims, it is necessary to improve the energy performance of buildings in operation. Embodied energy in materials presents a high percentage of the energy spent in the whole life cycle of a building, so new materials are needed. Therefore we will develop within this project a novel material solution for ultra-efficient solar energy harvesting and heat exchange through an active building envelope. We thereby address the two technical applications of windows and facades, into which we will implement LARGE AREA FLUIDIC WINDOWS (LaWin). LaWin represents the vision of large-area microfluidic windows and facade elements which are based on four types of new materials: low-cost thin and strong cover glasses, microstructured rolled glasses of architectural quality, a glass-glass compound comprising microfluidic channels and a heat storage liquid designed for transparency and/or active functionality in facade and window implementation. LaWin devices will be designed to build on existing platforms and geometries used in triple glazing and facade elements to enable rapid market access and acceptance. Expected impacts: - Reduction of embodied energy and CO2 to 0 for window surfaces after four months of using (possible because of using regenerative energy with windows for climatisation of buildings, high insulation) - Reduction of at least 123 000 t CO2 per year for heating (goal: at least 2% of window furnaces in Europe) - Improving thermal insulation figures for window surfaces by at least 20% - Reduction of total costs-Purchase price is higher, but running costs are really low - Demonstration of at least a 10% reduction of the energy spent during the whole life cycle of a building; - strengthen competitiveness for all project partners - Clear and transparent information to facilitate better decision making - High quality and environmentally friendly alternative for the build


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SPIRE-01-2014 | Award Amount: 6.00M | Year: 2015

Intensified continuous processes are a key innovation of the last decade for the production of high quality, high value and customer-specific products at competitive prices in a sustainable fashion. To realize the potential of this technology, key steps must be made towards long-term stable, tightly controlled and fully automated production. The goal of the CONSENS project is to advance the continuous production of high-value products meeting high quality demands in flexible intensified continuous plants by introducing novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters. CONSENS will focus on flexible continuous plants but the results will be transferable also to large-scale continuous processes. The research and development is driven by industrial case studies from three different areas, spanning the complete value chain of chemical production: complex organic synthesis, speciality polymers, and formulation of complex liquids. Innovative PAT technology will be developed for online concentration measurements (mid-resolution process NMR), for the online non-invasive measurement of rheological properties of complex fluids, and for continuous measurements of fouling in tubular reactors. New model-based adaptive control schemes based on innovative PAT technology will be developed. The project results will be validated in industrial pilot plants for all three types of processes, including validation in production containers that have been developed in the F3 Factory project. Further, methods for sensor failure monitoring, control performance monitoring and engineering support for PAT-based solutions will be developed. The exploitation of the new technologies will be facilitated by a tool for technology evaluation and economic impact assessment. A Cross-sectorial Advisory Board supports the transfer of PAT technologies and adaptive control to neighboring sectors of the European processing industry.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: SPIRE-01-2016 | Award Amount: 7.62M | Year: 2016

INSPIREWATER demonstrates a holistic approach for water management in the process industry using innovative technology solutions from European companies to increase water and resource efficiency in the process industry. This will put Europe as a leader on the world market for segments in industrial water treatment which will create new high skilled jobs in Europe. With extended collaboration between technology providers including innovative SMEs, world-wide active companies in the chemical and steel industries and research organizations, this project also contributes to the aims of the SPIRE SRA, the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water and to the aims of the Commissions Roadmap on Resource efficiency, supporting effective implementation of European directives and policies in the water management area. INSPIREWATER addresses non-technical barriers as well as technical, as innovation needs both components and demonstrates them in the steel and chemical industry. A flexible system for water management in industries that can be integrated to existing systems is worked out and demonstrated to facilitate implementation of technical innovations. Technical innovations in the area of selected membrane technologies, strong field magnetic particle separator, and a catalyst to prevent biofouling are demonstrated, including valorisation of waste heat. This will increase process water efficiency as well as resource, water and energy savings in the process industry. The development and demonstration work is combined with a strong emphasis on exploitation and dissemination. Specific exploitation strategies are developed for the different solutions in INSPIREWATER. Dissemination targets different target groups: Stakeholders in different process industry also beyond the involved ones, e.g. Pulp and paper, but also policy makers based on the findings of the project.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: BBI-IA-FLAG | Phase: BBI.VC1.F1 | Award Amount: 34.95M | Year: 2016

The LIGNOFLAG project demonstrates an integrated and whole value chain oriented approach to drive forth the bio-based production of ethanol as sustainable transport fuel or chemical building block. The project approach involves the collaboration of the relevant actors along the whole value chain from feedstock (straw) supply and logistics via process co-products (lignin as biochar, sludge as fertilizer) utilisation and valorization to advanced bio-ethanol production and product distribution. The core part of the project is the first-of-a-kind commercial flagship plant for lignocellulosic feedstock to ethanol conversion (60,000 tons/year) that serves to showcase the techno-economic viability of an innovative bio-refinery concept and shall boost EU bio-ethanol production. Based on Clariants innovative technology (e.g. onsite-enzyme production, tailor-made enzymes, chemical-free pre-treatment, intensive energy integration) in combination with new harvesting techniques, smart co-product use, accurate and comprehensive Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and flanked by an ambitious dissemination and IPR/exploitation strategy the flagship plant will contribute to the calls as well as to the BBI JU objectives highlighted in the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA). LIGNOFLAG fosters the essential transition to a post-petroleum EU society by decoupling economic growth from resource use and environmental degradation.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2012.3.2.3 | Award Amount: 224.59M | Year: 2014

The aim of the proposal is to build a sunliquid pre-commercial industrial scale demonstration plant for the production of lignocellulosic ethanol based on Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbHs sunliquid process. The sunliquid technology is an innovative process for the production of cellulosic ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstock. It features highly optimized enzymes for maximum yield, an integrated enzyme production to ensure lowest production costs, simultaneous C5 and C6 fermentation which increases the overall ethanol yield by about 50% and an energy saving separation technology. The resulting cellulosic ethanol shows CO2 emission savings of almost 95%, the process is energy self-sufficient as the whole process energy is obtained from the residual lignin fraction. For this purpose work packages were designed to reproduce the entire value chain. Feedstock supply including transportation and selection of an appropriate plant site will be assessed by project partners ExportHungary and BayWa. Basic and Detail Engineering will be performed for full scale-up of the process into a commercial plant taking into account the experience from the demonstration site in Straubing (Germany) and other large scale production plant construction projects of the applicant CPG. Furthermore, applicant CPG will secure the supply of high quality starter cultures including stringent quality controls and management. The innovative biocatalysts produced from theses starter cultures are of central importance for the ramp-up and operation of the plant. To demonstrate commercial viability distribution and testing of the cellulosic ethanol will be focused in another work package. A full life cycle assessment (LCA) of the process will assess and confirm the overall sustainability of the process supported be in depth expertise of the Energieinstitut Linz. Project partners BioM WB and BayFOR will be responsible for the dissemination of project results, to ensure knowledge transfer and maximum impact.


What are described are compositions comprising in which In an advantageous manner, the compositions are suitable for producing cosmetic, dermatological or pharmaceutical compositions, crop protection formulations, washing or cleaning compositions or paints or coatings.

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