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Selective Modifications of ARomatics through Biocatalytic Oxidations

Project description

A smart way of transforming lignin into added-value bio-aromatics

Biorefineries convert biomass into products such as biopolymers, food and cosmetic ingredients, etc. As the cornerstone for the transition to a sustainable and circular bioeconomy, biorefineries rely on nature's catalysts: enzymes. However, conventional enzyme engineering methods are slow and inefficient. The EU-funded SMARTBOX project applies computational enzyme engineering methods to screen for the most promising oxidative enzyme variants leading to reduction in time and costs for the conversion of lignin into bio-aromatics such as vanillin, FDCA and polycarbonate building-blocks. This makes oxidative biocatalysis an effective approach in biorefining. For the first time ever, SMARTBOX will combine oxidative biocatalysis with reductive catalytic fractionation technology, which will allow the economically and environmentally sustainable production of added-value lignin applications.

Coordinator

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Net EU contribution
€ 885 375,00
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 98 375,00

Participants (10)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 418 867,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 46 540,50
ZYMVOL BIOMODELING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 206 125,00
Address
Calle Roc Boronat 117 Planta 2 Modulo 6
08018 Barcelona

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 375,00
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 325 521,00
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 169,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 303 750,00
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 33 750,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 807 750,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 89 750,00
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 494 375,00
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
€ 164 791,66
B4PLASTICS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 159 900,00
Address
Iq-parklaan 2a
3650 Dilsen-stokkem

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Limburg (BE) Arr. Maaseik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 35 100,00
COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BORREGAARD AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hjalmar Wessels Vei 6
1721 Sarpsborg

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 58 215,00
QUANTIS
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 322 500,00
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd

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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 Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00