Project

EFFICIENT SYNTHESIS OF OMEGA (ω) GLYCOSIDE BIOSURFACTANTS

Duration
15 July 2020 → 31 July 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Carbohydrates
    • Regulation of metabolism
    • Synthetic biology
    • Genetics
    • Transcription and translation
  • Engineering and technology
    • Bioprocessing, bioproduction and bioproducts
    • Fermentation
    • Industrial microbiology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering not elsewhere classified
Keywords
Biosurfactant white biotechnology green chemistry omega glycoside bioprocess
 
Project description

The aim of this project is dual. The first aim is to obtain additional data to consolidate a joint filed patent application. The filed patent, amongst others, discloses the production of specific glycosides. The latter are innovative and versatile biosurfactant molecules, which can be further derivatised towards a myriad of biosurfactants by applying green chemistry. The second aim is to optimize and scale up industrially viable processes for the efficient production of these specific glycosides at pilot scale (BBEPP) allowing valorisation of the technology after the project. To attain these overarching aims, the project aims to: - increase efficiency and uniformity of glycoside production through strain- and process optimization (WP1) - increase efficiency and uniformity of glycoside production through process optimization (WP2) - define industrially relevant and techno-economic viable processes through process optimization and scale-up (WP2)