Towards an industrial- scale process for a biotechnological production of methyl ketones in a novel multiphase loop reactor (MK-ScaLoop)

The successful implementation of many biotechnological processes in conventional reactors is hindered by the toxicity of substrates or products despite theoretically high production rates. To overcome these limitations, an innovative multiphase loop reactor is being developed within MK-ScaLoop to produce methyl ketones. This reactor is expected to reduce losses of valuable biomass and products and the associated efficiency reductions. The development of an appropriate industrial scale process chain (scale-up) and the assessment of environmental and economic impacts are carried out prospectively by means of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by IEK-STE.

July 2022 to June 2025

Funded by
Ministry of Culture and Research, NRW

Project Partners
RWTH Aachen, AVT.FVT (Consortium management)
RWTH Aachen, iAMB

Project Manager IEK-STE
Andreas Schonhoff

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Andreas Schonhoff
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)

Project Website

Last Modified: 10.01.2023