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Fractionation of AgroResources and Environment lab

08 June 2021 - FARE publishes an electronic knowledge book on valorisation of biorefinery effluents

08 June 2021 - FARE publishes an electronic knowledge book on valorisation of biorefinery effluents
The European Zelcor project (2016-2021), coordinated by INRAE (Stéphanie Baumberger) and in which FARE was strongly involved as partner and as coordinator of a working package, is aimed at valorizing the biorefinery residues of lignins and humins into products of interest and high value for fine chemicals, materials applications and cosmetics.

The ZELCOR project mobilized multiple scientific and technical skills and know-how, reinforced by industrial expertise provided by the project partners.

Given the complexity and diversity of scientific and technical fields relating to the structure of lignins and humins, their extraction process in biorefineries and their valuation, Zelcor has set up a tool for organizing knowledge and for efficient transmission and capitalization within the consortium.

An hypermedia knowledge book has therefore been specifically designed to facilitate the understanding of the strategy for the cascade valuation of biorefineries developed within Zelcor, as well as the visualization of major achievements. It was developed in collaboration with the I2M Bordeaux Unit. It consists of standardized graphic representations of concepts, validated by Zelcor experts, and illustrating all the advances and the most important results obtained within the framework of the project.

The book, the content of which is open access, can be consulted on:

Warning: any copy of its content for further use must be fully referenced as follows:

Justine Padovani, Florian Pion, Christophe Fernandez, Stéphanie Baumberger and Bernard Kurek (2021). The Zelcor book: an electronic knowledge book for the cascading use of biorefinery recalcitrant side streams into high added-value biobased products and fine chemicals

Contact: Dr Bernard Kurek,