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Turning BacTERia into factories of BIOdegradable PLASTICS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 867437

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 147 815,04

  • EU contribution

    € 147 815,04

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

Project description

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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Address

Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 147 815,04

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 867437

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 147 815,04

  • EU contribution

    € 147 815,04

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal