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Selective Modifications of ARomatics through Biocatalytic Oxidations

Project description

A smart way of transforming lignin into added-value bio-aromatics

Biorefineries convert biomass into products such as biopolymers, food and cosmetic ingredients, etc. As the cornerstone for the transition to a sustainable and circular bioeconomy, biorefineries rely on nature's catalysts: enzymes. However, conventional enzyme engineering methods are slow and inefficient. The EU-funded SMARTBOX project applies computational enzyme engineering methods to screen for the most promising oxidative enzyme variants leading to reduction in time and costs for the conversion of lignin into bio-aromatics such as vanillin, FDCA and polycarbonate building-blocks. This makes oxidative biocatalysis an effective approach in biorefining. For the first time ever, SMARTBOX will combine oxidative biocatalysis with reductive catalytic fractionation technology, which will allow the economically and environmentally sustainable production of added-value lignin applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2018
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Coordinator

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 885 375

Participants (10)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 418 867
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZYMVOL BIOMODELING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 125
Address
Paseo De Ronda 78 1 1
25006 Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 325 521
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 303 750
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 807 750
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 494 375
Address
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B4PLASTICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 159 900
Address
Iq-parklaan 2A
3650 Dilsen-stokkem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BORREGAARD AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hjalmar Wessels Vei 6
1721 Sarpsborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 322 500
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)