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Bringing innovative industrial biotechnology research to the market

Objective

IB2Market aims to bring industrial biotechnology from the research lab to the market and to solve the bottle-necks in industrialisation. Specifically, the project targets the development and scale-up of new industrial biotechnology processes that have recently been developed to produce the following compounds:
1. Biosurfactants, tensioactive ingredients with a wide range of applications. Specifically, the project targets bola-sophorolipids, a completely new type of biosurfactants.
2. Specialty carbohydrates, mainly for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. Specifically, the project targets L-fucose and fucosylated oligosaccharides that are very difficult to produce through extraction or chemical synthesis.

For both product lines, the fermentation process and down-stream processing will be optimised and scaled up to 15.000 litre scale. Sufficient amounts of product will be produced for application testing and exploratory marketing, in order to identify the most interesting market segments.
The technical, economic and environmental sustainability of the process from biomass to product application will also be assessed, with particular emphasis on identifying and solving the bottlenecks in the innovation chain. A valorisation plan will be drafted to complete the innovation chain. The project will result in the industrialisation and commercialisation of the developed products and processes.

The project consortium has all the required players to move a process from lab scale to industrialisation: an open innovation pilot plant (Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant), a biotech start-up company (Inbiose), marketing companies for surfactants (EOC-surfactants) and specialty carbohydrates (Carbosynth), the RTD organisation that developed the processes at lab-scale (Ghent University), an application developer (Innovhub) and service-providing SMEs (Nova institute and BCNP consultants).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/carbohydrates
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 059 280
Administrative Contact
Lieve Hoflack (Dr.)

Participants (7)

NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 928
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janpeter Beckmann (Mr.)
BCNP CONSULTANTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
Varrentrappstrasse 40-42
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Bengs (Dr.)
INBIOSE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 559 200
Address
Technologiepark 3 Bus 41
9052 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joeri Beauprez (Dr.)
Carbosynth Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 155 194
Address
Old Station Business Park 8 And 9
RG206NE Compton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Eastwick-Field (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 693 827
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Evelien Vandevelde (Ms.)
INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 817
Address
Via Meravigli 9 B
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mara Tumiati (Mrs.)
EOC BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 97 200
Address
Industriepark De Bruwaan 24
9700 Oudenaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Hoorne (Mr.)