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Turning BacTERia into factories of BIOdegradable PLASTICS

Project description

Creating biodegradable plastics from bacteria

The BterBioPlastics project aims to create biodegradable materials to reduce global environment pollution. Alternatives from bacterial fermentation are costly and the level of production is low. The project plans to use expertise in RNA regulators to research plastics production via the non-toxic bacteria Sinorhizobium meliloti and Pseudomonas putida. Further, the project will examine pilot fermentations and metabolic modulation strategies to raise the level of bioplastics production and collaborate with bioplastics experts. The project will help promote the researcher’s career independence in synthetic biology and microbe domestication, and provide the industrial sector with a natural biodegradable plastics alternative.

Call for proposal

H2020-WF-01-2018
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 147 815,04