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Upcoming BioConSepT Exploitation Event: From Plants to Plastics

BioConSepT Exploitation EventThe BioConSepT project, which aims to demonstrate the technically feasibility of White Biotech processes for the conversion of 2nd generation biomass into platform chemicals, is having its exploitation event next month! During the last months, cutting edge technologies and solutions for biomass conversion, separation, upscaling and applications have been developed.


The exploitation event offers insights not only into upscaling processes, but also many other exciting project results! The program is completed with a visit to the Fraunhofer CBP pilot facility in Merseburg.

10 November, 10:00 – open end (Merseburg): From bugs to full process development

  • Improved fungal and bacterial host strains for production of biochemicals
  • Bioconversion development: biocatalysts, enzymes and fermentation development
  • Separation and purification technologies
  • Production of carboxylic acid and long-chain dicarboxylic acid
  • Synthesis of biosurfactants
  • Biobased products and application development
  • Process design
  • Visit of Fraunhofer CBP pilot plant in Leuna (transport organized)

11 November, 9:00 – 13:00 (Merseburg): Bringing the lab to pilot scale

  • Scaling up the fungal production of FDCA (2,5-furandicarboxylic acid) from lignocellulosic feedstock
  • Scaling up the enzymatic epoxidation of 2nd generation plant oil

Date: 10 November 2015, 10:00 – 11 November 2015, 13:00

Place: Ständehaus Merseburg, Oberaltenburg 2, 06217 Merseburg, Leipzig area, Germany

Cost: 250€ (including accommodation for one night, full catering, visit to Fraunhofer CBP pilot plant)

Registration: click here to register

Registration deadline: 29 September 2015

Feel free to contact:

Coordinator: Dirk Verdoes, TNO, [email protected]

D&E Manager: Daniela Fichtenbauer, RTDS, [email protected]

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