The Inbicon pre-treatment process uses cold blow discharge where only steam is
used for cooking the biomass and no chemicals are added. This is a great
advantage in terms of costs and quality of the final products.
The above leads to low CAPEX and OPEX due to low cost materials, use of standard
equipment from the pulp and paper industry and small size/low volume in the
process plant due to low water contents and low volume flows. Last, it leads
to higher value of the lignin which can be used as an excellent solid biofuel to
complement ethanol revenue in Inbicon Biomass Refineries.