Sustainble Microbial and Biocatalytic Production of Advanced Functional Materials 

The Sustainble Microbial and Biocatalytic Production of Advanced Functional Materials (Bioproduction) IP  aims at the development of novel sustainable bioprocesses for the production of functional bioproducts (e.g., lactic acid- and PHA-based polyesters, chitosan and alginate biopolymers, polysaccharide-based biosurfactants). To address this challenge, the following radical innovations will be pursued:

The proposed IP integrates the scientific activities and complementary skills of more than one hundred researchers coming from 14 EU-countries. The Consortium consists of 7 SMEs, 4 large companies, 6 research centers and 8 university departments. The joint efforts and co-operation between different partners representing a variety of research fields and coming from different parts of Europe will contribute to the wide-open dissemination of R&D results and their industrial exploitation as expressed in the notion of the ERA. Training of researchers, dissemination of R&D results and technology transfer especially to SMEs will be prioritised activities, which will contribute to the establishment of business ventures in Europe.