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The main aim of TRANSBIO is the implementation of an innovative cascading concept for the valorisation of sub-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry using environmental friendly biotechnological solutions like fermentation and enzyme-conversion strategies to obtain valuable bioproducts like plastics (PHB), nutraceuticals / platform chemical succinic acid and enzymes for detergent applications. TRANSBIO will characterize and select appropriate by-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry, followed by adapted pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis procedures to obtain fermentable sugars for microbial fermentation. In order to obtain a broad application potential for the by-products selected, the project will investigate three different fermentation strategies submerged cultivation (SmF) in liquid media (bacteria, yeasts) and solid state fermentation (SSF) (fungi). Beside optimisation and up-scaling of fermentation Protocols, down-stream processing will be developed keeping in mind economical feasibility, sustainability as well as end-product formation (intracellular, extra cellular). The procedures will be optimised for extra cellular succinic acid production in SmF using novel non-conventional yeast strains and extracelluar enzyme formation in SSF under utilisation of fungi as well as intracellular PHB formation in SmF with bacteria. The obtained PHB will be tested for their packaging application, enzymes will be proved for detergent utilisation and succinic acid will be purified for food application. Beside, original and pre-treated by-products as well as remaining biomass from fermentation strategies will be tested for their potential to be used as feedstock for biogas production via anaerobic digestion.

PROJECT GOALS:

BioTRANSformation of by-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry into valuable BIOproducts
TRANSBIO will target and realize different biotechnological approaches for transforming by-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry into value-added bioproducts.
The project aims to reduce production costs for biopolymer PHB, bio-based succinic acid and enzymes for detergent application. Finally, remaining biomass will be evaluated for their potential to be used for biogas production.

In order to achieve the TRANSBIO strategy, the project has been designed as a cascade of technical work packages (WP1-12) with continuous progress assessment between the individual scientific and methodological approaches. In parallel, economic and environmental evaluation (WP14), testing activities in pilot plant scale (WP13), as well as dissemination activities (WP15) will be performed. The project will be carried out under the overall governance of WP16 – Management.

The TRANSBIO STRATEGY

The project aims to reduce production costs for biopolymer PHB, bio-based succinic acid and enzymes for detergent application. Finally, remaining biomass will be evaluated for their potential to be used for biogas production. Learn more…
Sustainable Valorisation Strategies for By-products from Fruit and Vegetable Transforming Industry.
The project aims the implementation of an innovative cascading concept for the betterment of sub-products using environmental friendly biotechnological solutions like fermentation and enzyme-conversion strategies to obtain valuable bio-products like biopolymers (PHB), nutraceuticals / platform chemical (succinic acid) and enzymes for detergent applications.
This will improve the overall sustainability of biomass processing industry and will increase the competitiveness of European biotechnology industry through new applications.

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This innovation is the result of the project

Title: Biotransformation Of By-Products From Fruit And Vegetable Processing Industry Into Valuable Bioproducts

Acronym: 
TRANSBIO

Runtime: 
01.12.2011 to 30.11.2015

Status: 
on-going project

Organisations and people involved in this eco-innovation.

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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

(Spain)

Role in project: Project Coordination

Contact person: Mr. DIETRICH Thomas

Website: http://www.tecnalia.com

Phone: +34 664 039 292

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BIOESPLORA SRL

(Italy)

Contact person: Dr. D´URSO Oscar Fernando

Website: http://www.bioesplora.it

Phone: +39-3202530214

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BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

(Portugal)

Contact person: Dr. FERREIRA Bruno

Website: http://www.biotrend.biz

Phone: +351-231410940

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BIOZOON GMBH

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. KUECK Matthias

Website: http://www.biozoon.de

Phone: +49-4719292850

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CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGÍA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA (CNTA) - LABORATORIO DEL EBRO

(Spain)

Contact person: Mr. SAIZ ABAJO Juan Manuel

Website: http://www.cnta.es

Phone: +34-948670159

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NATURSTOFF-TECHNIK GMBH

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. WÖHLK Holmer

Website: http://www.naturstoff-technik.de

Phone: +49-42922777

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ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

(Belgium)

Contact person: Mr. VERSTICHEL Steven

Website: http://www.ows.be

Phone: +32-92691166

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PROMIC SA

(Spain)

Contact person: Mr. MORALES SANCHEZ Cristobal

Website: http://www.promic.es

Phone: +34-938502727

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PROTEOS BIOTECH S.L.U.

(Spain)

Contact person: Dr. DEANA Atilio Eduardo

Website: http://www.proteosbiotech.com

Phone: +34-915211588

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SOLUCIONES VERDES SRL

(Argentina)

Contact person: Ms. DIVITO Silvia

Website: http://www.eco-sistemas.net

Phone: +54-1152942059

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TRITECC SRL

(Romania)

Contact person: Mr. POP Aurel Codrean

Website: http://www.tritecc.ro

Phone: +40-749939486

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UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA METROPOLITANA

(Mexico)

Contact person: Ms. SANTACRUZ Iris

Website: http://www.uam.mx

Phone: +52-5556033341

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UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

(Portugal)

Contact person: Prof. TEIXEIRA Vasco

Website: http://www.uminho.pt

Phone: +351-253601118

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UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA

(Costa Rica)

Contact person: Prof. VELAZQUEZ Carmela

Website: http://www.ucr.ac.cr

Phone: +506-25118831

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VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. KNOF Kolja

Website: http://www.ttz-bremerhaven.de

Phone: +49-4714832151

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WETLANDS INCUBATOR SPRL

(Belgium)

Contact person: Mr. BOLS Christian Marie

Phone: +32-491527296

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