R&D Projects

Activatec is a B2B Partner that provides support to the industrial biotechnology sector in the form of research services on a contract basis. We are currently working within a number of international partner projects to design, develop and scale-up novel technologies for the production of emerging bioproducts.

We perform a variety of activities from lab to pilot-scale including:

  • Upstream development such as microbial fermentation, chemical digestion and hydrolysis, solvent extraction.

  • Downstream development such as ultra/nano-filtration on a range of scales, high-speed centrifugation, ion exchange purification, crystallisation and drying.

  • Sample analysis on a suite of equipment.

Find out about our on-site equipment located at our lab in BioCity, the largest science incubator in the UK.   .

Supporting Innovation

Committed to promoting the industrial biotechnology sector and developing the circular bioeconomy, Activatec are keen to support a range of innovative, exciting, and challenging R&D projects, and we're always open for suggestions! If you're in need of a project partner and believe we can help, get in touch with further details about your project to find out if we're a fit for you. Rest assured, your project details will be kept confidential and we will respond in a timely manner.

We offer expert Proof of Concept and Upscaling of Processes analysis for the manufacturing of bio-based products, ingredients and materials from under-used and low-value organic sources in order to ensure the economic viability of emerging bioproducts.

  • We analyse and collect previous data and specifications to identify and define the scope of the activities.

  • We identify and evaluate products to be targeted.

  • We offer technology screening and assessment and conceptual design, evaluating the thermodynamic feasibility while conducting a pre-investment study and early techno-economic evaluation.

  • We demonstrate the technical feasibility and Proof of Concept to client-defined specs.

  • We develop the complete manufacturing process flowsheet for pre-treatment, upstream and downstream processes.

  • We identify potential hazards and operability problems and regulatory requirements.

  • We specify the equipment, operation conditions and streams, calculate the detailed material and energy balances, and prepare a preliminary cost estimation and business case.

  • We effectively manage contractors, scheduling and managing project phases: detailed designs (mechanical, civil, electrical, I&C), installation, commissioning and validation.

  • We analyse bids and budgets and work alongside you every step of the way. 

We follow a professional and thorough process to efficiently maximise by-products and bioderived materials, commercialising high-value bioproducts while contributing to the circular bioeconomy.

 Activatec Limited

+44 (0) 739 4862208

+44 (0) 115 7870096

Biocity, Pennyfoot St, Nottingham NG1, UK

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