However, scaling novel production processes up from laboratory scale to a larger, industrial scale currently presents a major bottleneck.

The need for complex equipment to investigate scale-up issues slows down scientific as well as commercial progress.

This is why the BPF has developed a unique multi-purpose facility where companies, universities and knowledge institutions can investigate and learn how sustainable production processes respond to larger scales and how they can be scaled up. Key is that the facilities are a scale down of a commercial plant, to better predict the process on commercial scale.

Upscaling 1

Scale-up options

Upscaling 2

Complex equipment