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The research activities of PFI Biotechnology have culminated in the development of pretreatment and fermentation processes which have been implemented on an industrial scale in pilot plants.


The technologies already implemented or firmly planned include:

  • A TPH demonstration plant for hydrothermal pretreatment of activated sludge
  • A PEH pilot plant for pretreatment of cellulosic biomass
  • A biorefinery for material and energetic utilisation of agricultural biomass in Pirmasens energy park


The experience gained in plant development permits industrial implementation of innovative technologies at other appropriate locations and adaptation to alternative substrates.

Contact person for development and pilot plants:
Benjamin Pacan
Tel: +49(0)6331 / 2490-840