One of the most critical steps in the biofuel production process is the solid-liquid separation, as it can have a huge influence on how competitive a particular technology will be. Larox provides a wide range of solid-liquid separation solutions for the production of ligno-cellulosic biofuels, primarily for the isolation of lignin and other non-sugar convertible components of the feedstock from the cellulose and hemi-cellulose components. The company provides solutions for:
- Enzymic hydrolysis.
- Strong acid hydrolysis.
- Weak acid hydrolysis.
- Solvent based de-lignification processes.
- De-lignification of black liquor (Kraft process).
- Fermentation processes.
As there are many different ways of separating cellulose and hemi-cellulose from the lignins, there is a range of equipment for solid-liquid separation. The chart below provides a basic overview. For more information visit www.larox.com.