The CO2SMOS project will develop solutions to transform the carbon emissions generated from bioprocesses into different sustainable bioproducts: durable polymers, renewable biochemicals, and biodegradable materials.
With these compounds, it is possible to produce greener end-products such as packaging, coatings, textiles, and materials for biomedical applications.
VIVALDI project is developing an innovative, sustainable, and cost-efficient biotechnological solution to convert off-gas emissions from bio-based Industries into CO2-based chemicals. In this way, the industry’s greenhouse gases emissions will not only be reduced but will be used as a novel feedstock, lowering the dependency on fossil fuels import and the exploitation of key resources such as energy, raw material, freshwater, and land.
The EU-funded EnXylaScope project will find and optimise novel enzymes for producing a debranched (water-insoluble) form of xylan with properties that make it a suitable ingredient for consumer products. In total, three types of enzymatically modified xylan will be made and tested for application in six consumer products that span three sectors: cosmetics, personal care and nutraceuticals.
Researchers will use advanced techniques for the discovery, production and formulation of these enzymes. EnXylaScope is designed to maximise research output and reduce the time frame required to launch these products onto the marketplace.
The EU-funded ConsenCUS project aims to assist in this goal by providing an industrial plan for a net-zero carbon reality. To this aim, it will utilise 3 electricity-based innovations: carbon capture based on alkali absorption, methods for conversion of CO2 to formate and formic acids for market uses and finally a safe cyclic loading system of CO2 into salt formations and aquifers for storage purposes. These innovations should greatly benefit the EU in reaching its net-zero carbon goal.