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BIOETHANOL HURO/1001/121/2.2.2.


The objective of the project is to develop a novel and innovative measurement system to investigate in real time carbohydrates hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation during the bioethanol and wine production in order to increase the economical and technological efficiency. This method will be compared to the classical HPLC and UV-VIS spectroscopy analysis regarding to the economical, time, and technical apparatus consideration. The Romanian partner will develop the method and the new sensors, while the Hungarian partner will valid their measures by HPLC during the fermentation. The Hungarian partner will determined the problematic microbes during the ethanol fermentation. The new method and the microbiological method will allow a quick intervention during the hydrolysis and fermentation to improve the effectiveness of the bioethanol production and the quality of wine. The competence of the Romanian and Hungarian partners are complementary to develop, testing and valid this new method.

Project implementation

01.02.2012 - 31.10.2013

General Objective

Developing a novel method measurement technology in real time for the carbohydrates hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation.

Specific Objectives

1. Realization of the new optical sensors and the software of data acquisition and analysis.

2. Establishing the research procedure for measurements in real time using laser interferometry techniques and method validation.

3. Studies about exogene and endogene factors over fermentation process and hydrolysis reaction in real time.

Target goups

Direct beneficiaries

The target groups are the bioethanol manufactories, wineries and also the agriculture sector. Across the border there are bioethanol manufactories and many wineries, in Hajd├║ Bihar County, Hungary and in Bihor County, Romania. Representants of these border manufactories and wineries, together with others Romanian and Hungarian all over the two countries will be invited at 3 workshops organized by the project partners, to be in touch with the project results and its economical benefits.

Indirect beneficiaries of the project are the other fermentative biotechnological manufactories, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, medicine, research institutes or universities, which use enzymes in their activity.


The project A new method and system for real time fermentation process monitoring HURO 1001/121/2.2.2 BIOETHANOL is implemented under the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 (www.huro-cbc.eu), and is part-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund, Hungary and Romania. The programme aims to bring the different actors - people, economic actors and communities - closer to each other, in order to better exploit opportunities offered by the joint development of the border area.
HURO Hungary-Romania
Cross-Border Co-operation
Programme 2007-2013
European Union
European Regional Development Fund
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