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Microbial conversion of C1 to value-added products by integrated systems and synthetic biology

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Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Trygve Brautaset, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, HES, Norway

Bielefeld University, HES, Germany
INSA - Institut National des Sciences appliquées de Toulouse, HES, France
BASF SE, LE, Germany
SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, REC, Norway
Acies Bio d.o.o., SME, Slovenia

Group photo C1Pro

Source: Dr. Trygve Brautaset / Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Project Abstract

The C1Pro project aims to develop microbial cell factories that can effectively convert the non-food raw material methanol into biomaterials and biopharmaceuticals. This we will do by integrating synthetic- and systems biology to understand and genetically engineer the bacteria. The expected outcome is microbial cell factories for sustainable production of environmental friendly products.

C1Pro is funded by the ERA CoBioTech  partners:  ANR, FNR, RCN, MIZS and co-funded by the European Union.

Project Start: March 2018  Duration: 36 months  
Project Budget:  Funding: 1.290.000 Euro, Total Cost: 1.767.000 Euro.
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Project presentation from ACHEMA kick-off meeting

Project presentation status seminar 2021

Project brochure

HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
LE – large enterprise
SME – small and medium-sized enterprise