Project

Carbohydrate-based fine chemicals: Development of a glycosylation platform cell factory and optimization of downstream processing for the sustainable production of glycosides

Acronym
CARBAFIN
Code
41H09118
Duration
01 January 2018 → 30 June 2022
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Carbohydrates
Keywords
fine chemicals Carbohydrates
 
Project description

CARBAFIN will develop, based on an integrated biocatalytic production technology, a radically new value chain for the utilisation of surplus sucrose from sugar beet biomass in the EU. CARBAFIN will demonstrate bio-based co-production of a functional glucoside and fructose, which will be exploited in the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a versatile chemical building block currently considered for making bio-based plastics.