Reaction Cascades Generating Biopolymers from Waste - BROWSE

  • Contact:

    Johannes Reiner

    Harald Horn

  • Funding:

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

  • Partner:

    Institute of Applied Biology (IAB), KIT; since 07/21: Technical Microbiology, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany; Prof. Gescher; 
    Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf;
    Röchling SE & Co. KG, Mannheim;
    Lagotec GmbH, Magdeburg;
    Eisenhuth GmbH & Co, Osterode
     

  • Startdate:

    2021

  • Enddate:

    2024

Description

The aim of the proposed project is to design a reaction cascade for the production of biopolymers from waste that is robust enough to be further developed or adapted to specific biomass material streams in follow-up projects led by an industrial partner. Potential stakeholders were integrated into the project for this purpose. These participating companies support the project through analyses, the provision of components and sensors or through advisory participation in the status meetings. The process control by controlling the biofilm thickness is to be protected by patent. After clarification of appropriate framework conditions, the results are to be presented in international journals and at conferences. Finally, the research results are to contribute to sensitising the general public to the topic of bioeconomy and sustainable production. Existing exchange formats between KIT and the city of Karlsruhe or schools are to be used for this purpose.