Bioprocess Pilot Facility

Finite supplies of fossil fuels and raw materials, climate change issues and peak oil prices urge our society to start using renewable resources such as plant materials or agricultural waste for the production of chemicals, materials, products and fuels. By (re)using such green resources we move towards a biobased economy based on sustainable production processes.

Research & Development

However, scaling novel production processes up from laboratory scale to a larger, industrial scale currently presents a major bottleneck. The need for complex equipment to investigate scale-up issues slows down scientific as well as commercial progress. This is why the research consortium has, together with partners, developed a unique multi-purpose facility where companies, universities and knowledge institutions can investigate and learn how sustainable production processes respond to larger scales and how they can be scaled up.

Center of expertise and technology

Located in Delft, the Netherlands, the Bioprocess Pilot Facility is a center of expertise and technology open to researchers and students from all over the world. Both its scale and its open nature make it unique, and make the Netherlands a pioneer in the development of the biobased economy.


The Bioprocess Pilot Facility is funded by universities, companies, the European Union, the Dutch Ministries of Economic Affairs, the Province of South Holland and the Municipalities of Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague.


For more information on the Bioprocess Pilot Facility please contact them directly via email or +31 15 51 50 200.

The Bioprocess Pilot Facility is located at Alexander Fleminglaan 1, 2613 AX Delft, The Netherlands

The Bioprocess Pilot Facility is co-financed with support of the European Regional Development Fund of the European Committee.

  • Delft University of Technology
  • BioDetection Systems B.V.
  • MicCell Bioservices
  • Bioclear
  • Food & Biobased Research
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
  • Corbion Purac
  • Utrecht University
  • Maastricht University
  • Synthon
  • DSM
  • Microdish BV
  • Wageningen UR
  • AkzoNobel
  • Deltares
  • MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Groningen
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • TU Dortmund
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Microlife Solutions
  • Essent New Energy B.V.
  • Amyris, Inc.
  • Imperial College London
  • ClearDetections
  • Soil Cares Research
  • Dyadic
  • Friesland Campina
  • Delft Advanced Biorenewables
  • Basidiofactory
  • Chr. Hansen
  • NIZO food research B.V.
  • Tertium
  • Stichting Natuur en Milieu
  • ECN
  • Leiden University
  • Platform Bio-Energie
  • CSK Food Enrichment
  • Bioprocess Pilot Facility
  • SkyNRG
  • Zirk Technology
  • Procede Group
  • ChainCraft