Evaluation and upscaling of Cellulosome enzyme systems for industrial lignocellulose feedstocks
|Coordinator||RISE PROCESSUM AKTIEBOLAG|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 000 000|
|Project duration||December 2018 - October 2019|
|Venture||Circular and biobased economy|
|Call||Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy|
Purpose and goal
Biochemical conversion of lignocellulose into biofuels and green chemicals is a key technology in the transition of a society based on fossil raw materials into a circular bioeconomy. Access to effective enzymes that can convert lignocellulose to sugar is a necessity to realize and scale up the production of new biorefinery products. The purpose of the project is to evaluate and scale up the "Cellulosome enzyme technology" for industrially relevant lignocellulosic raw materials and to lay the foundations for an innovation cooperation between Israel and Sweden.
Expected results and effects
The project is expected to lead to an industrially relevant evaluation and up scaling of a new enzyme technology. In the long run, this can lead to cheaper production of biofuels, new materials, and green chemicals. Thus, the project can help to achieve the global sustainable development goals and accelerate the transition to a bioeconomy.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is a cooperation project between Israel and Sweden, where technology developed by Isreali top scientists is evaluated for the needs of Swedish biorefinery companies.