Pilot Resources

Industrial Scale Applications

The commercial application of technology developed in the laboratory to industrial application requires the scaling up from the bench scale (.1 to 1L) to the industrial scale (10,000 – 1,000,000+ L), representing an increase of 10,000 to 1,000,000+ x,  The incremental scale-up of process technologies to the pilot scale demonstrates the capability of the technology and reduces the risks & costs associated with commercialization.

Advantages of Technology Piloting:

  • Validation of Lab Scale Results

  • Demonstration of Process Scalability

  • Scaling Solutions (sterility, heat transfer)

  • Effects of Technology Process Integration

  • Commercialization Risk Reduction

Bio-Process conducts pilot scale technology demonstrations, providing third party technology verification, process / technology scale-up assistance, pilot scale design / construction / operation services, as well as identification & solutions for process scale-up issues.

Fluidized sand bed for pilot demonstration of steam exploded biomass.

Technology  & Process Piloting Resources:

  • Experimental Design for Technology Scale-Up

  • Pilot System Process & Equipment Design

  • Equipment: Bio-Reactors, Tanks, Controls, Columns

  • Construction of Pilot Scale Processing System