CARBAFIN - Development of a glycosylation platform cell factory and optimisation of downstream processing for the sustainable production of glycosides and building blocks
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. Leading platform technologies in biocatalytic cell factories and downstream processing, conjointly optimised in CARBAFIN for performance efficiency and cost-effectiveness under full integration of LCA and LCC, are key to make industrial co-production of glycosides and HMF via fructose competitive in today's markets. The Working Group Sustainable Construction will evaluate accompany, in cooperation with the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology, the environmental impact as well as the economic feasibility of the developed processes and products. CARBAFIN a collaborative research project, which started in January 2018 and will last until December 2021. It is co-financed by the European Union with a funding of 5.3 million Euros. The EU-consortium consists of eight members coming from five different countries.