ZELCOR – Zero Waste Ligno-Cellulosic Biorefineries by Integrated Lignin Valorisation
01 October 2016 – 28 February 2021
The ZELCOR project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of transforming lignocellulose biorefinery recalcitrant side streams into high added-value biobased products, including fine chemicals.
Its concept is to combine chemical and enzymatic catalysis with insects-based biological conversion, within a biorefinery integrated approach.
The project is conceived to avoid waste production by recycling waste bio-based products and improve the sustainability of existing second generation biorefineries. It addresses three types of recalcitrant raw materials: lignocellulosic residues from ethanol production, lignins dissolved during pulping process and lignin-like humins formed by sugars conversion. Enzymatic and process engineering will be implemented to design efficient conversion routes and permit technological breakthroughs.
ZELCOR Summer School 2020
Registration now open until 15th March 2020 https://workshop.inrae.fr/zelcor-summer-school-2020/