Sonobioprocessing, biotransformation and chemistry for renewable chemicals, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals.
Celbius helps customers to improve their bioprocesses by exposing liquids and slurries to ultrasonic energy. The energy is delivered to the process stream whilst flowing through a sonic pipe and lowers production costs for extractions, fermentations and biotransformations by enabling faster reactions and higher yields. Key applications for the agricultural industry include extraction, for example for natural colours, antioxidants and other bioactives.
The technology improves the yield of biogas and bioethanol (fermentation), and may be used for other applications where efficient mixing, material drying, cleaning or novel product formulation is needed. Laboratory experiments are first performed to quantify the benefit of ultrasound in the process. Following this, the technology is demonstrated in a full scale 10L flow cell prior to installation in a manufacturing process. A variety of business models are available to suit the customer.