ARD and plant fractionation
The main projects on which the team is currently working are :
The department develops the process, i.e. the operating conditions and technical recommendations, and carries out the pre-productions necessary for sampling and demonstrations.
The team works mainly on large-scale farming crops (wheat, barley, beet, alfalfa), dedicated crops (miscanthus, switchgrass, phalaris, fescue, sorgho, triticale, poplar, spruce), agro-industrial by-products (wheat and corn bran, beet pulp, alfalfa marc, slop), and harvest residue (wheat and barley straw, corn cane).
The main techniques used are :
The Fractionation Department has a wide variety of separation equipements at an industrial scale. This equipment and know-how is made available to these external partners as part of fermentation/purification processing contracts, or as part of joint research and development programmes.The confidentiality of results is a constant concern for research teams.