Project

WODCA: Waste oil to long-chain dicarboxylic acids

Code
179T02322
Duration
01 April 2022 β†’ 31 March 2026
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Lipids
  • Engineering and technology
    • Bioprocessing, bioproduction and bioproducts
    • Industrial microbiology
Keywords
yeast dicarboxylic acid
 
Project description

The overall goal of WODCA is to create new, sustainable, fair-cost long-chain dicarboxylic acid (LCDA) molecules from lipid waste relevant for specific industrial applications. For this purpose, we will use a novel and adapted non-pathogenic microbial biocatalyst in an optimized biotransformation process relying on used cooking oils, followed by an innovative membrane-based purification to deliver LCDAs of high purity appropriate for several applications of interest to Flemish companies.