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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.

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017

Coordinator

ACIB GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 570 576,25
Address
Krenngasse 37/2
8010 Graz
Austria

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 1 118 351,25
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PFEIFER & LANGEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 730 870,00
Address
Aachener Strasse 1042 A
50858 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 313 230,00
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 393 750,00
Address
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Landschaft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 168 750,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 888 631,25
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BITOP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 506 380,00
Address
Stockumer Str. 28
58453 Witten

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 217 020,00
GALAB LABORATORIES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 79 975,00
Address
Am Schleusengraben 7
21029 Hamburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 34 275,00
PNO CONSULTANTS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 74 375,00
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 875,00