Separation and fractionation
BIOrescue is seeking to extract two main components from a combination of used mushroom compost and other agricultural residues: lignin and carbohydrates. To achieve this objective and extract the most of these valuable elements, two innovative biomass pretreatment processes will be applied:
Organosolv process: to get the maximum amount of lignin for the production of nanocarriers.
Thermochemical process: to facilitate the access to carbohydrates for the enzymatic hydrolysis.