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Mastering bioprocess Integration and intensification across scales

Objective

BIOINTENSE is directed at addressing the challenges of low productivity and process intensity frequently hampering the implementation of bioprocesses in industry. For the future of the next generation of chemical processes in Europe it provides the opportunity not only to address intensification but also to enable this in a rapid manner. BIOINTENSE will make use of µ-technology to develop economically feasible intensified processes by integration of separation and process control, and to create tools to speed up the characterization and assessment of different process options and technologies and biocatalysts for increased process intensity. A strong focus lies in increasing the scale of biocatalytic and cascade reactions and to improve the fundamental factors that affect the economic feasibility. Both numbering up and scale-up methodologies will be tested.

The BIOINTENSE consortium is ideally suited to address the challenges in KBBE.2012.3.3-03 and to meet the objectives, as it spans across disciplines, academia and industry: SMEs with a strong technology base in the areas of integrating separation in bioprocessing, biocatalyst development, immobilization, μ-reactor fabrication, and on-line monitoring will ensure top of the line industry focused research with a strong focus on scale-up and implementation.

There is an urgent need for these challenges to be overcome to move towards a European Knowledge Based BioEconomy to exploit the environmental savings and economic potential if such bioprocesses were in place. Building on the recent advances in molecular biology, the time is now right to develop the necessary process engineering methodologies and implementation strategies to unlock the full potential of bioprocesses.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/biocatalysis

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 186 156
Administrative Contact
Karsten Hjorth Reichstein (Mr.)

Participants (13)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 580 592
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torsten Mayr (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 414 066
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Polona Znidarsic-Plazl (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 254 828
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 656 424
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Adlercreutz (Prof.)
DSM INNOVATIVE SYNTHESIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Poststraat 1
6135 KR Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Schürmann (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 313 551
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karolien Vanbroekhoven (Dr.)
IX-FACTORY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 391 200
Address
Konrad Adenauer Allee 11
44263 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Bouwes (Mrs.)
MICROFLUIDIC CHIPSHOP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 457 200
Address
Stockholmer Strasse 20
07747 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Gärtner (Dr.)
LUXCEL BIOSCIENCES LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 378 000
Address
Biotransfer Unit Suite 3-32 Biol
T12 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dmitri Papkovsky (Prof.)
LentiKat's a.s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 121 568
Address
Pod Vinici 83
471 27 Straz Pod Ralskem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Radek Stloukal (Dr.)
C-LECTA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 278 400
Address
Perlickstrasse 5
04103 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Fietz (Mr.)
SIGMA-ALDRICH PRODUCTION GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 59 700
Address
Industriestrasse 25
9470 Buchs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Wohlgemuth (Dr.)