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LCB
VORTA for Valorization of Biomass

Valorisation of biomass, which involves converting biomass into value-added products, such as biofuels, chemicals, and materials. It is important for the efficient and sustainable use of biomass resources.​

VORTA can be used for various biomass valorisation applications, including the production of biofuels, such as bioethanol, and the production of value-added chemicals, such as levulinic acid and furfural​

Some examples of sources of Lignocellulosic Biomass (LCB)​
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Sugarcane​

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Grass Silage​

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Maize Residue​

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Bagasse​

Biochemical valorization of LCB​


Valorization of LCB is, however, a challenge due to its recalcitrant nature posed by the strongly interlinked cellulose-lignin-hemicellulose structures. This recalcitrant material that usually is indigestible and unusable in its anaerobic digestion.

Using VORTA as a pre-treatment of the biomass slurry to the bio-digestor, shear forces from collapsing bubbles within the confined vortex of VORTA improves interfacial area, reduces particle size ,opens the LCB matrix & make cellulose & hemicellulose more accessible, which results in an increased bio methanation potential to up to 15-40% at an attractive OpEx.

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VORTA creates a field of controlled cavitation within the core of its inward vortex , which in turn makes intense forces available to induce physical/chemical changes in the flow-through stream.

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