Bringing innovative industrial biotechnology research to the market


Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent (Belgium) is a flexible and diversified pilot plant for the development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased processes and products. It operates at kilogram to multi ton scale and aims at closing the critical gap between scientific feasibility and industrial application of new biotechnological processes.

The Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a one-stop-shop that performs the entire value chain in a single plant, from the biomass green resource up to the final bioproduct. The pilot plant is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to perform biomass pretreatment, biocatalysis, fermentation, green chemistry, product recovery and purification.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant focuses on conversion of biomass (a.o. agricultural crops and by-products, industrial side streams) into biochemicals, biomaterials, biofuels and other bioproducts.    

The Pilot Plant is situated in the Port of Ghent in Belgium. It is an independent open innovation pilot plant and is accessible for companies and research institutions throughout the world.