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Carbohydrate-based fine chemicals: Development of a glycosylation platform cell factory and optimization of downstream processing for the sustainable production of glycosides.

Ziel

CARBAFIN will develop, based on an integrated biocatalytic production technology, a radically new value chain for the utilisation of surplus sucrose from sugar beet biomass in the EU. CARBAFIN will demonstrate bio-based co-production of a functional glucoside and fructose. The glucoside products of CARBAFIN (glucosylglycerol, cellodextrin) have large-scale uses in nutrition and feed, cosmetics and detergents. Fructose is exploited in the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a versatile chemical building block currently considered for making bio-based plastics. Leading platform technologies in biocatalytic cell factories and downstream processing, conjointly optimised in CARBAFIN for performance efficiency and cost-effectiveness under full integration of LCA and economic evaluation, are key to make industrial co-production of glycosides and HMF via fructose competitive in today's markets. In addition, CARBAFIN contributes to the establishment of new, fully renewables-based value chains across the European industries, linking the sugar industry sector to the cosmetics, chemicals, polymer and detergents sectors and strengthening the sugar industries' role in food and feed. It supports the efficient cascading use of sugar beet-derived sucrose in combination with biomass-derived base chemicals (e.g. glycerol, glucose). CARBAFIN's HMF production aims at replacing petroleum-based chemicals with bio-based building blocks. CARBAFIN will thus contribute to development of a chemical industry that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable. CARBAFIN will help Europe to maintain global leadership in industrial biotechnology and secure position as innovation leader in sugar-based products. CARBAFIN's innovations will involve broadly the engagement of societal actors with particular emphasis on consumer awareness and acceptance.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017
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Finanzierungsplan

IA - Innovation action

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ACIB GMBH
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Krenngasse 37/2
8010 Graz
Österreich
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Research Organisations
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€ 1 570 576,25

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Österreich
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€ 1 118 351,25
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Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PFEIFER & LANGEN GMBH & CO KG
Deutschland
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€ 730 870
Adresse
Aachener Strasse 1042 A
50858 Koln
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Schweiz
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€ 393 750
Adresse
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgien
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€ 888 631,25
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Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BITOP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Deutschland
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€ 506 380
Adresse
Stockumer Str. 28
58453 Witten
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GALAB LABORATORIES GMBH
Deutschland
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€ 79 975
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Am Schleusengraben 7
21029 Hamburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO CONSULTANTS BV
Niederlande
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€ 74 375
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Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)