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New products from starch-derived 1,5-anhydro-d-fructose

New products from starch-derived 1,5-anhydro-d-fructose

Objective

A novel industrial monosaccharide, anhydrous-fructose (AF), is produced from starch by a new bio catalytic process using glean liase. Screening, in vitro evolution and rational ensue design will be used to produce glean liase with high performance in the industrial bioconversion of starch to AF. In a concerted action the market potential of AF compound will be exploited by systematic enzymatic and chemical modification of this compound to produce a line of high-value added products, and to study its benefits on human health. One can envisage the production of AF both as bulk product and as fine chemical dependent on its application in chemical synthesis, for therapy and as food ingredient. Commercialisation of AF and derivatives thereof is envisaged by traditional and start-up bio industries that participate in this Tran disciplinary project.

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Coordinator

SAARLAND UNIVERSITY

Address

Im Stadtwald, Geb. 2
66123 Saarbruecken

Germany

Administrative Contact

Margret WINTERMANTEL (Professor)

Participants (7)

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CARLSBERG LABORATORY

Denmark

DANISCO A/S

Denmark

GENIBIO S.A.R.L.

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE

France

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2001-02400

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 972 489

  • EU contribution

    € 2 599 988

Coordinated by:

SAARLAND UNIVERSITY

Germany