Project

Optimisation of fermentation and electrolytic extraction for targeted chain elongation

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Keywords
proces modelling chain elongation bio-refinary membrane extraction fermentation
 
Project description

This research aims at process development for sustainable production of high-value chemicals. By study of
kinetic reaction parameters, biological fermentation reactions converting organics in (agro)-industrial waste
streams can be optimised. This optimisation will result in production of chemicals with 5 to 11 carbon molecules
(e.g. caproate, caprylate) for increased valorisation in comparison with lower carbon chemicals (e.g. acetate).