Tag Archives: biorefinery

695-704 M. Ahokas,, A.-L. Välimaa, T. Lötjönen, A. Kankaala, S. Taskilaand E. Virtanen
Resource assessment for potato biorefinery: Side stream potential in Northern Ostrobothnia
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Resource assessment for potato biorefinery: Side stream potential in Northern Ostrobothnia

M. Ahokas¹,³⋅*, A.-L. Välimaa¹, T. Lötjönen², A. Kankaala¹, S. Taskila³and E. Virtanen¹

¹MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Biotechnology and Food Research, P.O. Box 413, FI90014 University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland 2MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Plant Production Research, Tutkimusasemantie 15, FI92440 Ruukki, Finland 3University of Oulu, Chemical Process Engineering, P.O. Box 4300, FI90014 University of Oulu, Finland; *Correspondence: mikko.ahokas@oulu.fi

Abstract:

Potato industry side-streams consist of a significant amount of the original biomass. However, tightened demands of EU legislation together with the costs of side stream processing have forced potato industry towards more efficient use of the raw material. For this purpose, we have examined the possibility to recover main fractions from potato side streams, such as proteins, fibers and starch, and utilize them in a manner of biorefinery concept. The aim of the present research was to evaluate the potential for a potato biorefinery based on biomasses available at area of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Study shows, that there is enough side-streams available to build a concept, which produces more value added products, like fibers and proteins. In this report, the main conclusions of the research are presented together with state-of-art on potato waste water processing technologies and current applications of their products.

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205-209 M. D. Rasmussen
Educational requirements to support research and innovation in Bioenergy
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Educational requirements to support research and innovation in Bioenergy

M. D. Rasmussen

Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele,
Denmark;
e-mail: mdr@ase.au.dk

Abstract:

Conversion of biomasses to energy, food, feed and chemical building blocks for
further usage become increasingly important. Educations and research within biorefinery and
especially bioenergy have become popular and are offered at most universities in Europe.
Bioenergy is a very wide scientific area however, and we must educate students that possess the
qualifications to bring the industry and research forward. We must not just educate students that
know some general elements but students that really can go into the depth. Universities should
specialise and seek partners to complement educations and research areas.

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