Photanol BV, a scale-up from Amsterdam, will demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. Together with the company Nouryon, they will start the construction of Photanol’s first demonstration plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The plant is to be operational in 2020 at the site of its partner AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals. In preparation of this, Photanol places a number of pilot programs to the province of Groningen. ZAP on Zernike Campus Groningen is the ideal location for this!
Photanol uses modified cyanobacteria to produce chemicals from CO2 through photosynthesis. The demo plant is an essential step towards scaling up production of organic acids which can be used in biodegradable plastics, personal care products and as intermediates for the chemical industry. The pilot plant of Photanol at ZAP on Zernike Campus consists of double climatised containers, fully furbished as laboratory.
Source article: northernknowledge.nl and zap.nl
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