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Engineered microbial factories for CO2 exploitation in an integrated waste treatment platform

Objective

The ENGICOIN proposal aims at the development, from TRL3 to TRL5, of three new microbial factories (MFs), integrated in an organic waste anaerobic digestion (AD) platform, based on engineered strains exploiting CO2 sources and renewable solar radiation or H2 for the production of value-added chemicals, namely:
MF.1) the cyanobacteria Synechocystis to produce lactic acid from either biogas combustion flue gases (CO2 concentration ~ 15%) or pure and costless CO2 streams from biogas-to-biomethane purification.
MF.2) the aerobic and toxic metal tolerant Ralstonia eutropha to produce PHA bioplastics from biogas combustion flue gases and complementary carbon sources derived from the AD digestate.
MF.3) the anaerobic Acetobacterium woodii to produce acetone from the CO2 stream from biogas-to-biomethane purification.
High process integration will be guaranteed by taking advantage of low-grade heat sources (e.g. from cogenerative biogas-fired engine or an tailored PEM electrolyser), exploitable side gas streams (e.g. O2 from electrolysis, CO2 from biomethane purification), low-price electricity produced during night-time by a biogas-fired-engine cogeneration unit or even intensified operation conditions (e.g. up to 10 bars pressure for the anaerobic acetone production bioreactor; led-integrated photo-bioreactor). This is an essential feature, alongside with the high conversion rates enabled by synthetic and systems biology on the above microorganisms, to achieve competitive selling prices for the key target products (1.45 €/kg for lactic acid; 3.5 €/kg for PHA; 1 €/kg for acetone).
Notwithstading the key application platform (anaerobic biorefinery based on organic wastes) the innovative production processes developed have a great exploitation potential in other application contexts: flue gases from different combustion appliances (e.g. cement kilns), alcoholic fermentation CO2 streams (e.g. lignocelluosic biorefineries, breweries), etc.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017

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FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
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16163 Genova
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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
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POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
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PHOTANOL BV
Netherlands
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€ 637 750,00
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Science Park 406
1098 XH Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
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KRAJATE GMBH
Austria
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€ 275 425,00
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Scharitzerstrasse 30
4020 Linz

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
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HYSYTECH SRL
Italy
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Strada Del Drosso 33 18
10135 Torino

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HYDROGENICS EUROPE NV
Belgium
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Nijverheidsstraat 48c
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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
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BIOPOLIS SL
Spain
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Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino Benlloch 9 Parque Cientifico De La Universidad De Valencia
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ACEA PINEROLESE INDUSTRIALE SPA
Italy
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Via Vigone 42
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PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italy
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Galleria San Federico 54 Co Finpiemonte
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ASJA AMBIENTE ITALIA SPA
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Corso Vinzaglio 24
10121 Torino

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UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
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Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
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Brinellvagen 8
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