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Novel bioprocesses for hemicellulose up-grading

Objective

BIO-HUG aims at securing the competitiveness of European starch industry by engineering new integrated bioprocesses. Steam pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of starch derived hemicellulose containing by-products will be optimised with respect to sugar yield and ferment ability. Novel enzyme cocktails tailor-made for wheat bran and starch factory effluents will be developed. Novel recombinant strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermenting arabinose and xylose will be generated with metabolic engineering and directed evolutionary approaches. When integrated into existing industrial processes the new hydrolysis and fermentation technologies will increase the ethanol yield from starch processing by-products. This translates to North American Production costs and assures the competitiveness of European starch industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LUND UNIVERSITY
Address
Paradisgatan 2
221 00 Lund
Sweden

Participants (8)

AMYLUM FRANCE SAS
France
Address
46, Rue De Nesle
80190 Mesnil Saint Nicaise
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
4,Arturo Duperier 4
28029 Madrid
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
Address
Universitätsstraße 1, 26.12
40225 Duesseldorf
NOVO-NORDISK A/S
Denmark
Address
1,Novo Allt, 6B3
2880 Bagsvaerd
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GMBH
Germany
Address
43,Oberurseler Strasse 43
61440 Oberursel
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
101,Raemistrasse 101, Eth Zentrum
8092 Zurich
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Dtu, Blgd. 221
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Torre
2825 Monte Da Caparica