Cooperation and Scientific Expertise

For the implementation of this complex research project, interdisciplinary expertise and know-how are necessary, both in the area of “green” chemistry, “white” biotechnology, enzymetechnology, cultivationtechnique and processing technology. Therefore, the project consortium consists of four partners and one subcontractor from universities and companies of different EU member states (Germany, Austria and Finland). All consortium members are internationally respected experts in their specific field and have proven track records for successful conduction of EU projects in the past. Application of novel bi-functional catalysts, as well as the process design on the part of the “green” chemistry is covered by the Chair of Chemical Engineering and Process Plants (TU Dresden, Germany), while the Institute for Technical Chemistry and Reaction Engineering (Abo Akademi University, Finland) will craft, characterize and supply bi-functional catalysts. To achieve the project goals, these groups will focus on the use of precious metal coated zeolites and carbon nanotubes. The process design on the part of “white” biotechnology is carried out by the Chair of Bioprocess Engineering (TU Dresden, Germany) and the Institute of Chemical Engineering (TU Wien, Austria), acting as subcontractor to the Austrian SME EXPUTEC GmbH. TU Dresden is focusing on the use and production of suitable enzymes for hydrolysis, as well as the development of concepts of immobilization while TU Wien is focusing on the quantitative bioprocess development using extremophile microorganisms. The Austrian industrial partner EXPUTEC GmbH will collect all relevant process data, and will provide to the partners necessary parameter estimations by using multivariate data analysis and mechanistic modelling. The company‚Äôs software, which will be available for all partners, allows the estimation of process states instead of conducting expensive in-line measurements.

Cooperation Scheme
Cooperation Scheme