To provide biomass-derived sugar and lipid substrates for the enzymatic
technologies proposed in the subsequent objectives, and evaluate some
To provide the most adequate enzymatic biocatalysts (new or engineered
oxidative enzymes) for development of the bio-chemical technologies
proposed in the subsequent objectives.
To develop an enzymatic technology for the production of FDCA as a
renewable polymer building block derived from HMF.
To develop new enzymatic technologies for the selective hydroxylation
of biomass-derived lipid components in the manufacture of F&F ingredients,
APIs and other added value products.
To optimize the above enzymatic (or chemo-enzymatic) technologies in
terms of biocatalyst stability, substrate concentration, reaction medium,
co-substrate supply (when required) and downstream processing.
To evaluate the technical, economic and environmental feasibility
(LCA analysis) of the enzymatic processes,
compared with chemical processes for the production of the same or