EPACH technology (Evoluted Proton-Assisted Cellulose Hydrolysis) has been designed for the production of bio-fuels from non-food lignocellulosic biomass that is, without any doubts, one of the most important technical/economic challenges of this century.
The difficulties encountered to date are of a highly technical nature due to the heterogeneity of the composition and complexity of the structure of the lignocellulosic biomass.
The EPACH technology for the production of fermentable sugars nowadays translates into the most innovative process present on the market for the treatment of lignocellulosic biomass, even with a high structural complexity, and is, at the same time:
- Effective, ie capable of splitting the three components of the lignocellulosic structure and extract the maximum amount and quality of simple sugars minimizing the degeneration into not exploitable substances or inhibitory of alcoholic fermentation processes;
- Economically sustainable, which means scalable and with a low environmental impact (green process) and energy.