SETTING-UP W2V DEMONSTRATION PILOT FERMENTATION FACILITY
As part of SME INST II program, a sustainable innovative solution for transforming waste whey into vitamin B12 is almost ready to go.
Implementation of Whey2Value project is well underway. Waste whey storage and conditioning units are already installed. Whey pasteurization unit is designed to process large amounts of whey. Aiming to achieve high level of sustainability, minimal environmental impact and minimal energy loss, the unit enables high heat recovery.
Once installed, the fermentation equipment will include fermentation tanks (2x200L, 2x2000L and 2x10.000L), nutrients delivery system, acid/base addition system and peripheral equipment. In addition to that, CIP system and biomass separation unit will be installed. In continuation of the project, the installation of equipment for final downstream processing and final product formulation is planned.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 697958.