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Mechanoredox-Biocatalysis: Functional enzyme supports that harvest vibrational energy to power redox biocatalysis

Project description

Novel energy source to power industrial redox biocatalysis

Redox enzymes have industrial potential if they are used to provide sustainability in food, fuel, and CO2 conversion. The redox enzymes need a source of energy to power reactions. Their translation into industry requires the addition of cost-increasing electron-providing chemicals, in contrast to natural processes where electrons are transferred from cofactors. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the VibroZyme project aims to develop an innovative approach to power redox enzymes using mechanical energy and piezoelectric materials, creating the research field of mechanoredox biocatalysis. By mimicking living system conversion of mechanical stimuli into electrochemical activity, the project will utilise mechanoredox materials to transform vibrational energy from the environment into a supply of electrons to power redox biocatalysis.

Funding Scheme



Net EU contribution
€ 230 774,40
Anker Engelunds Vej 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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