Biochemical Production Plants  - DE SMET ENGINEERS & CONTRACTORS


Thanks to its deep knowledge of all unitary operations related to edible oil, sugar and sugar fermentation processes, De Smet Engineers & Contractors is the ideal partner for assisting investors in developing and implementing biochemical production plants and bio-commodities production facilities. DSEC has already successfully built for international key players a betain and several inulin plants based on their proprietary knowhow. Moreover, DSEC’s experience in implementing cogeneration units built along with facilities for the production of fermentable grade sugar (derived from sugar beet, cane and grains) allows the company to fine-tune the overall process set-up in order to achieve ideal conditions with regard to material and energy flows. Notable examples of bio-based chemicals include non food starch, cellulose fibers and cellulose derivates, tall oils, fatty acids and fermentation products such as ethanol and citric acid for which. DSEC is fully qualified to provide the facility that will efficiently generate the required feedstock on an industrial scale. From a technical point of view, almost all industrial materials respectively their building blocks made from fossil resources can be substituted by their bio-based counterparts: • C2 building blocks: ethanol, acetic acid • C3 building blocks: lactic acid, 3-hydroxypropanoic acid, glycerol • C4 building blocks: fumaric acid, succinic acid, butyric acid, 1-butanol • C5 building blocks: itaconic acid, furfural • C6 building blocks: citric acid, glucaric acid, 5-HMF, adipic acid

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