BioKasEn – cascading approach of biogenic waste through converting into lactate up-front a digestion plant and the assessment of the impact on the energy efficiency


This project is funded by the Climate and Energy Fund (KR11NE1F00380) and processed by the FFG within the program “NEUE ENERGIEN 2020” (FFG Project Number 834607).

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Funding period: 03/2012 – 08/2013


Biogenic waste should be converted efficiently into secondary raw material and energy sources by a cascading approach. The proposed processes will complement existing biogas plants with upfront treatment step in order to produce polylactic acid (PLA) and other bioproducts. The aim of the project is the assessment of the impacts on the energy efficiency of such an up-front treatment step integrated in existing biogas plants.


University Innsbruck
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Bockreis
Institute of Infrastructure, Unite of Environmental Engineering
Technikerstrasse 13
6020 Innsbruck

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