Sustainable oleochemicals bioproduction from carboxylates via oleaginous fermentation
Coordinator: Dr. Cristina González, IMDEA Energy Biotechnological Processes Unit, REC, Spain
Université Clermont Auvergne Institut Pascal, REC, France
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, HES, Slovenia
IJS / Institute "Jožef Stefan", Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, REC, Slovenia
BIO-VALO, SME, France
The aim of OLEOFERM is to develop a cost-effective technology for the production of microbial oils from short-chain fatty acids produced during the anaerobic fermentation of organic waste. This will be achieved by linking the bioprocesses of anaerobic fermentation of organic waste and oleaginous fermentation in conjunction with deciphering the metabolic pathways of new microbial factories. The resulting technology will provide an alternative to biochemicals from fossil fuels and also overcome the limited availability, sustainability and high cost of conventional oleochemicals from vegetable oils and animal fats.
OLEOFERM is funded by the ERA CoBioTech partners: AEI, ANR and MIZS.
Project Start: April 2021 Duration: 36 months
Project Budget: Total Cost: 1.033.000 Euro, Funding: 629.000 Euro
Project Website: https://oleoferm.eu
Project presentation status seminar 2021
HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
SME – small and medium-sized enterprise