Scale-up

This month CyberColloids led a scale-up exercise in Ireland in which the SeaRefinery process for Saccharina latissima was successfully transferred from laboratory scale to pilot scale (650 litres). The overall process combined methodology developed by project partners, CyberColloids, Marinox and DTI focussed on three key components - laminarin, fucoidan and alginate. The work was carried out at the Moorepark Technology Centre, Fermoy where CyberColloids routinely carry out process scale-up and evaluation. Over the next few weeks, CyberColloids, Marinox and DTI will be evaluating the outcomes of the exercise and assessing the various process streams.