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Engineering of hybrid proteins containing cellulose binding domains-novel biotechnological tools for pulp, paper and textile industry

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2000-00273

  • Start date

    1 April 2001

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 397 250

  • EU contribution

    € 935 228

Coordinated by:

AGROTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD INNOVATIONS BV

Netherlands

Objective

The overall objective of the CBD-HYBRIDS project is the development of biotechnological tools to modify cellulose fibres. This will be achieved by combining Cellulose Binding Domains (Cads), naturally present in celluloses, with new catalytic domains (lactase, pettiness or lipase) or other functional proteins/polypeptides (e.g. hydrophobic or chemically reactive). The structure-function characteristics of the novel CBD-HYBRIDS will be studied, with emphasis on the interaction between the novel proteins and the cellulose fibre surface. Application trials, by research and industrial partners, will evaluate the potential of the novel biotechnological tools for application in pulp, paper and textile processes, such as bio bleaching, biodeinking, bio scouring and fibre modification, to reach more sound, coefficient processes and higher product quality.

Coordinator

AGROTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD INNOVATIONS BV

Address

Bornsesteeg 59
Postbus 17 Wageningen

Netherlands

Participants (7)

KAPPA ROERMOND PAPIER

Netherlands

NOVOZYMES A/S

Denmark

Swansea University

United Kingdom

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM - THE AUTHORITY FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Israel

TINTURARIA E ACABAMENTOS DE TECIDOS VALE DE TABUAS, LDA

Portugal

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2000-00273

  • Start date

    1 April 2001

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 397 250

  • EU contribution

    € 935 228

Coordinated by:

AGROTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD INNOVATIONS BV

Netherlands