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The education within the FBM-initiative is carried out on state-of-the-art equipment, widely used in the fermentation industry. It allows expert education in fermentation, which is directly applicable in most of the industrial companies working with fermentation. This facilitates the transition into industry careers or tailor-made skill-development for industry professionals.
The three involved DTU units have extensive infrastructure available, to provide education in fermentation at the highest level.
The infrastructure of the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing initiative, covers the entire production chain from discovery and selection of target molecules to proof of concept in the pilot facility. In cell factory engineering and bioprocess engineering, this offers a unique educational environment worldwide.
The fermentation core is central for hands-on education in cell-factory engineering and fermentation technology within the FBM, and includes bioreactors (0.5L - 10L), and an automation and high-throughput micro-fermentation unit. Besides the courses taught in the fermentation core, the facilities are open for students projects within the master study line and for FBM PhD students. Additionally, companies use the fermentation core facility for research projects.
The Translational Core at DTU Biosustain, also known as Pre-Pilot facility, is a translational research and development core focused on bioprocess development and commercialization of bio-based products from ideation to first prototype production. It offers fermentation facilities (1L - 100L) and various unit operations from laboratory scale to pilot scale.
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The Pilot Plant has fermentation facilities including conventional fermenters in the sizes between 5L and 300 L, as well as a 150 L U-loop fermenter. The pilot fermentation facilities are supported by conventional downstream unit operations, including centrifugation, separation, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, evaporation and crystallization. The pilot plant is used in the FBM education, e.g. for student projects and courses.