General:

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, this EU body is driven by the Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) developed by the industry.

Take a look at https://www.bbi-europe.eu/

 

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“iFermenter” stands for Fermentation with intelligent cell factories. The process is intelligent because it communicates with the producers, the cells themselves.

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We will develop iFermenter using Synthetic biology, metabolic and process engineering, modelling, contro theroy and environmental engineering.

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iFermenter will convert residual sugars to antimicrobials, to protect food and feed from pathogens (harmful microbes).

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Our project aims to recover high value compounds from sugar residuals, and to turn fermentation processes converting
these residual to antimicrobials cost effective.

 

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iFermenter is a short for “intelligent fermentation”, where the cell factories are modified and are able to plug-in to a computer interface that communicates with the cell factories during fermentation.

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Impact:

Why?
Plant dry matter, so-called lignocellulosic biomass, is the largest renewable biomass feedstock on Earth. Europe has several million tons of sugar residuals but these are unfortunately either incinerated or at best converted to ethanol (€0.6 /kg). iFermenter will convert these to higher value products, and will strengthen the biobased industry and promote circular economy.

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Management:

Yes. Four industrial partners are participating, including Borregaard, Galactic, INFORS-HT and MyBiotech.

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There are 11 partners from Norway, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain.

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The total budget is 5.4 million euros.

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Professor Nadav Bar coordinates the project from NTNU, Norway.

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