Partner Search for BIOTEC-05-2017

Nikola Benin, PhD


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Price for 1 year € 120

6 months € 60


A Northern German technical university is forming a consortium to address H2020 BIOTEC-05-2017 call stage 2. An additional industrial partner is sought, preferably SME, but also large companies with strong interest in a "green" production route to caproic acid and formic acid and commercial exploitation of these products. The company would ideally have expertise in the downstream processing, i.e. membrane based separation, of the products and some experience in scale-up.


Objective of the project is to develop two novel microbial platforms and highly integrated new processes to overcome the technical and economical limitations in the reuse of CO2 for biosynthesis of value-added chemicals. The advantages and technical feasibility of the microbes and processes will be demonstrated with high productivities of appealing large-volume chemical compounds, such as caproic acid, formic acid and 1,3-propanediol, at pilot scale under industrially relevant conditions. Life cycle assessment and economic assessment shall accompany the process development and prove viability and sustainability of the new processes.

A consortium of academic and industrial partners from Germany, Belgium, France, Spa
in and Denmark has already successfully submitted a proposal for stage 1. In ordert
o strengthen exploitation perspectives especially for caproic acid and formic acid an additional industrial partner would be highly welcome to join on short term.

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