Background: history in sugar industry;
Active with projects in the field of:
> sustainable agriculture;
> food processing;
> BBE = Bio-Based Economy;
> technology development, like Betaprocess;
Large network free lance specialists / expertise
and assembly partners, like VAM BV / WUR –
ACRRES, UCR, UWM and others.
Farmer to industry: tell me which crop to grow?
Chemical Industry to farmer: tell me which
molecule/functionality you are able to supply?
DSD is the linking pin and concept developer
between both industries and getting familiar with
the issues in that chain.
The ideal Biobased crop for:
1. Bulk chemicals commodity chemicals, low added value;
2. Fine chemicals small quantities, relatively high prices and “what it is”
• building blocks;
• advanced intermediates;
• active ingredients;
3. Specialty chemicals specialties, effect chemicals, high value added to functional
value, agrichemicals, essential oils, food supplements, ingredients for cosmetics
Act as intermediates, significant ingredient in food, feed, pharma and cosmetics!
Components of a Betaprocess installation:
Storage tank, including pumping unit;
Vacuum tank, including condensation unit;
Automation (control unit).
Functional activity of Betaprocess:
Washing, cutting and crushing of organic material (<5mm);
Heat exchanger brings biomass to 60o to 70oC;
Opening of plants cells by vacuum extrusion: “explosion” of cells and fibers;
After Betaprocess, material is ready for further processing.
Advantage in using Betaprocess Technology for Green Chemicals:
Processing of crops such as sugar beet, but also rest- and by-products such as fruit
products, corn kernels, potato peels, French fries waste, etc.;
Higher yield EtOH;
Fermentation easier, in shorter time and without enzymes;
10 – 20% lower investment costs;
Cost price attractive and LCA very positive.
Tested (proved by):
Ecole d’ingenieurs de Changings (Mr. Serge Hautier - Switzerland);
Wageningen University & Research – FBR and ACRRES (the Netherlands);
University College Roosevelt (the Netherlands);
Demonstration plant by ACRRES (part of WUR), Lelystad (the Netherlands);
University of Warmia and Mazury , Olsztyn (Poland).
CAPEX: € 65 million (food grade and technical);
OPEX: € 22,5 million /year (incl. € 18 million feedstock);
Revenue: € 42,3 million /year;
Gross profit: € 19 million /year;
Net profit: € 7,5 million / year;
Interest rate: 6%;
Discounted Payback: 5 years (without subsidies);
Market potential: 5 - 10 plants in the Netherlands;
Employment: 28 direct, 40-50 indirect.
Direct processing is very attractive (as well for the farmer as the factory);
Example = 2.000 ton/day but design is also possible for 7.500 ton/day;
Attractive price paid to farmers (net – income);
Not only for ethanol but also for other green chemicals (future);
For the Government: following RED implementation (Carbon footprint, CO2
No crop so efficient in fixation of CO2 and production of oxygen then sugar beet;
Sugar beet in crop rotation = perfect.
Benefits, by using sugar beets and Direct Processing with
Betaprocess, of the Biobased industry:
Minimize waste, proper recycling and disposal of products;
Economic independence (less import, so more €/$ internal);
More jobs (rural areas, but also in processing);
Reduced expenses (cradle to cradle).
Direct processing: starting point for
using sugar beet as raw material for
the chemical industry and as crop for
the most attractive circle economy
Dutch Sustainable Development BV
4424 NW Wemeldinge
Tel. + 31 113 62 1074
www.dsdbv.com / www.betaprocess.eu
Director Project Development: Local Representative:
Hans van Klink Svetlana Demikova
+ 31 65 34 04 721 + 380 674 65 8867