BioEcoAgro Joint Cross-Border Research Unit
Team 6

Team 6

Biotransformation / Enzymes and Biocatalysis

Renato Froidevaux, ICV, and Patrick Fickers, University of Liege, Team 6 leaders

Renato Froidevaux, ICV, and Patrick Fickers, University of Liege, Team 6 leaders

The objectives of this team are to valorise lignocellulosic plant biomass [links with cluster 1] and industrial co-products, microbiologically (models: eukaryotic microorganisms, i.e. filamentous fungi and yeasts) and / or enzymatically for synthesis of molecules of interest: enzymes, sugars, organic acids, polyols, glycerol, antioxidants [links with the other teams of the cluster 2] ... Some of these molecules as classical as glucose, glycerol or other platform molecules are modified by enzymes for the bioproduction of molecules with higher added value such as organic acids, furfurals ....

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In order to meet the stated objectives, 4 types of projects will be carried out:

  1. Research of new enzymes for the valorisation of biomass.
  2. Biomass valorisation by enzymatic catalysis.
  3. Biomass valorisation using microorganisms
  4. Hybrid catalysis applied to the synthesis of biosourced chemical intermediates from biomass.

Modification date: 17 April 2024 | Publication date: 28 January 2020 | By: Com'INRAE HdF