Together with European partners, Oleon is working on enzymatic technology using enzymes as catalyst. This technology has multiple advantages: it requires less energy due to the low temperature and pressure; there are safety benefits compared to the conventional process, resources such as raw material & water are used more efficiently and it results in a high purity end-product with less waste. 

Enzymatic technology:

    • Less energy
    • Safer
    • High quality end-product
    • More resource-efficient
    • Less waste

Compared to traditional chemical synthesis processes, these chemo-enzymatic processes have clear advantages of greater efficiency, higher product quality and smaller environmental impact.

- Dirk Packet, Director Research & Development

LIPES project

Life Integrated Process for the Enzymatic Splitting of triglycerides

LIPES was a European initiative developing a new environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional and current splitting methods of triglycerides (vegetable oils) producing free fatty acids and glycerol for end-use in a variety of applications. This process results in a minimum saving of 45% water consumption and 80% of energetic consumption. The next steps towards further industrialization of this process are currently being investigated by Oleon and its partners.

Learn here more about LIPES!

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