Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess Technology group
Promoting breakthrough technologies for the development of a sustainable bio-based economy
The Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess Technology (BCBT) group is a leading research group dedicated to developing efficient and sustainable process technologies for the production of chemicals, food ingredients, biofuels and high-value compounds for different market sectors including pharmaceutical and materials.
Our group is committed to delivering innovative, environmentally friendly solutions able to accelerate the transition towards an economy less dependent on fossil resources.
Researchers at BCBT group work in a number of national and international projects across a variety of areas including, among others, biomass fractionation, hydrolysate detoxification, CO2 utilization/conversion, development of robust strains, bioprocess optimization and intensification, downstream processing and sustainability assessment.
Particular attention is given to implementing the biorefinery concept in our processes by using all components of renewable feedstocks, like dedicated crops, agricultural and forestry residues, agro-industrial by-products/side streams and food wastes, in order to add the highest possible value while also contributing to the principle of “zero waste”.
At BCBT group, our core activities contribute to fulfill several of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The world’s population is growing, and with it, the demand for food, chemicals, fuels and pharmaceutical products.
Innovative process technologies are urgently required in order to meet this challenge.