Biorefinery Conversions

The purpose of the Biorefinery Conversions research at AT-CERE is to create new knowledge for development of innovative and cost-efficient processes for production of chemicals, materials and biofuels from biomasses and industrial effluents by:

  • Harnessing the potential of mixed microbial consortia by optimizing the selection and enrichment process as well as the fermentation operating strategy
  • Applying thermodynamics as a tool to design microbial enrichments and to direct bioprocesses towards formation of the desired products
  • Providing knowledge on bioconversion kinetics to be applied for process modeling and optimization
  • Developing innovative process concepts for enhancing the bioconversion efficiency and improving the economics by applying cost-efficient pretreatment methods and membrane-based downstream processing
  • Designing and experimentally evaluating novel combined bioenergy and biorefinery concepts


Hariklia N. Gavala
DTU Kemiteknik
45 25 61 96