The Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) is an SME with 47 employees located in Ghent, Belgium. The non for profit organization was formed in 2008 to run pilot projects for international companies and research institutes. BBEPP is a diversified pilot plant for the development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of bio-based processes, products and bio-refinery concepts.
The pilot plant operates at a kilogram to multi ton scale and aims at closing the critical gap between scientific feasibility and industrial application of innovative bio-based products and processes. Furthermore the personnel of BBEPP has built up decades of experience in scaling-up biorefinery and biotechnological processes. Therefore the BBEPP has the flexibility, experienced personnel and expertise to scale up and optimize a wide variety of unit operations, and to build, with industrial and scalable equipment, integrated process lines.