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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/rna
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/synthetic biology
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics/polyhydroxyalkanoates

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 147 815,04