FRAUNHOFER TECHBRIDGE SEEKS INNOVATIONS IN 3rd GENERATION BIOFUELS
In partnership with ExxonMobil, we are identifying innovative solutions in 3rd generation biofuel processing to minimize energy usage, and thereby CO2 footprint, through technological innovation of energy intensive processes at scale.
Solutions of interest to ExxonMobil include:
Technologies and strategies to aid in algal separation, cell disruption and pretreatment of microalgal cells, prior to lipid extraction
Technologies, strategies and processes to efficiently extract intracellular lipids from microalgae
New capabilities in microalgal downstream processing that minimize energy usage, chemical intensity and/or complexity
SELECTED AWARDEE(S) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Up to $50,000 in startup technology validation, demonstration and piloting services from the Fraunhofer R&D network.
Potential for collaborative technology development with the intent to demonstrate viable downstream processing technologies at ExxonMobil’s large-scale cultivation facility.