The CoryFee project’s aim was to reduce production costs of cellulosic ethanol by combining partner technologies. An efficient pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis process, developed by SEKAB E-Technology AB, in combination with strategies for (partially) continued fermentation of hydrolyzed biomass, using yeast strains developed by Terranol A/S, have been refined, up scaled and successfully demonstrated in the Biorefinery Demo Plant (BDP) in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The project showed that the process is technically feasible (at 10,000 litre fermentation scale) and with a positive business case for commercial 2G ethanol projects. The partners have formed a strong consortium that has the competencies, personnel and equipment which provide promise of a low risk transfer to commercialisation.
Biorefinery Demo Plant (BDP), Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
CoRyFee fermentation was validated in near industrial scale at the Biorefinery Demonstration Plant, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
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The follow up project NewLiEP funded by H2020 is a collaboration between SEKAB, Kanteleen Voima, and Terranol builds on the successful results of the fermentation concept developed in CoRyFee.