February 2013
24 February 2013 In Agri & Biotech

bio-based economyBio Base Europe is the Europe's first open innovation and education centre for the biobased economy.

Flanders and The Netherlands have joined forces to build state-of-the-art research and training facilities to speed up the economic growth, innovation capacity, and sustainable development of our society. Bio Base Europe consists of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and the Bio Base Europe Training Centre.

22 February 2013 In Agri & Biotech

peroxicatsPeroxicats [peroxidases as biocatalysts]. Novel and more robust fungal peroxidases as industrial biocatalysts.

[This article is based on the presentation of the Peroxicats FP7 project. Grant agreement nº: KBBE-2010-4-265397. Total budget: 4.3 million €; EC-funding: 3 million €]

Enzymes catalyzing redox reactions (oxidoreductases) represent an environmentally friendly alternative to harsh chemicals in industrial processes that include oxidative transformations for production of chemicals and other value-added products with large markets in developed and emerging economies.

Fungi and other microorganisms provide the wider and more easily exploitable source for oxidative enzymes.

However, the penetration of microbial oxidoreductases in the chemical markets is still low despite the recent discovery of very promising enzymes.

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