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Green Biorefining Technologies

The Green Biorefining Technologies group work with separating fresh green biomass into a fiber pulp, protein products and a residual liquid known as brown juice. We test different plants; like grass, clover, lucerne, after crops, seaweed, and more exotic bio resources like cassava leaves.

These plants are processed in the demonstration platform in three levels: the biorefinery, the process hall and the laboratory.

The demonstration platform is unique of its kind. Since it was inagurated in 2019, it has delivered solid data and state-of-the art-results in the technology of green biorefinery with focus on technologies which can be used commercially. The demonstration platform is a flexible platform that is continuously optimized and innovated - depending on the research- and develop projects it is used for.

The machines are made for industrial use and can be scaled and used by stakeholders who wants to work with green biorefinery and produce products like feed, food, biomaterials, bio energy and fertilizer.

Lucerne in five different qualities after processing the demonstration platform. From the left: fresh lucerne; macerated and pressed fibrepulp; green juice; green protein concentrate; brown juice. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen
Processing lucerne. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen
The Green Biorefining Technologies group. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen