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BIONET has been adjudicated the construction of a pilot bio-refinery in Puertollano (Spain)

The Research and Agricultural and Forestry Development Institute (IRIAF) of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) has adjudicated Bionet Engineering the construction of a pilot bio-refinery in Puertollano, focused on bioenergy processes development.

The scope of this contract includes the supply of different process packages that evolve the Midstream and Downstream of a pilot scale bio-refinery. This includes a fermentation lab with 3 and 30L equipment, a full media preparation and fermentation train with bioreactors with working volumes of 300, 3,000 and 20,000L and a downstream area for biomass clarification.

Within the same project, BIONET has been awarder of the design and supply of utilities, which include instrument and process steam, refrigeration and air supply.

The construction of the Bio-refinery is 80% financed by FEDER funds. This project seeks to promote bio-economy research, providing process development services to companies in the sector. Therefore, interested companies have the opportunity to run experiments at closer scale to industrial in order to assess the potential industrial applications of their studies.

With the adjudication of this project, Bionet Engineering reappears as a global leader in technology and equipment for bioprocesses, both pilot-scale and industrial. Its experience comes from the pharmaceutical industry and currently has developed a line of technologies and equipment for other emerging industrial biotechnology sectors.