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Feasibility study for scaling-up production of Curran®

We’re helping our client to consider the feasibility of expanding production at a plant that manufactures composites from sugar beets.

Bullet Client: CeluComp
Bullet Innovative product manufactured from food waste
Bullet Part funded by the EU Eco-Innovation Initiative

Scottish-based CelluComp manufactures sustainable products from food industry waste. Its main product is Curran® – a material developed by extracting the nano-cellulose fibres of sugar beets – which has numerous applications, from coatings and composites to cosmetics and concrete.

With demand for Curran® on the rise, CelluComp began to ramp up its plans for expansion. In 2015, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff produced a feasibility study – funded in part by the EU Eco-Innovation Initiative through the Eco-Add project – outlining five options for scaling-up production to 2,000 tonnes/year. We then carried out economic and technical risk assessments on the selected option, and we are currently developing the data from our initial feasibility study so that CelluComp can move forward with its favoured option for scaling up operations.

This second study – including deliverables from process flow diagrams to a high-level implementation programme – will ensure that CelluComp is able to keep pace with demand in the years ahead.


Glen Slaymaker:

Glen Slaymaker
Glen Slaymaker Industry Director