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Carbohydrate-based fine chemicals: Development of a glycosylation platform cell factory and optimization of downstream processing for the sustainable production of glycosides.

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Project "CARBAFIN" data sheet

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Organization address
address: KRENNGASSE 37/2
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 6˙128˙058 €
 EC max contribution 5˙362˙908 € (88%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.4. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Biotechnology)
 Code Call H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2021-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ACIB GMBH AT (GRAZ) coordinator 1˙570˙576.00
2    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ AT (GRAZ) participant 1˙118˙351.00
3    UNIVERSITEIT GENT BE (GENT) participant 888˙631.00
4    PFEIFER & LANGEN GMBH & CO KG DE (KOLN) participant 730˙870.00
5    BITOP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT DE (WITTEN) participant 506˙380.00
6    AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG CH (MUTTENZ) participant 393˙750.00
7    GALAB LABORATORIES GMBH DE (HAMBURG) participant 79˙975.00
8    PNO CONSULTANTS BV NL (RIJSWIJK) participant 74˙375.00


 Project objective

CARBAFIN will develop, based on an integrated biocatalytic production technology, a radically new value chain for the utilisation of surplus sucrose from sugar beet biomass in the EU. CARBAFIN will demonstrate bio-based co-production of a functional glucoside and fructose. The glucoside products of CARBAFIN (glucosylglycerol, cellodextrin) have large-scale uses in nutrition and feed, cosmetics and detergents. Fructose is exploited in the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a versatile chemical building block currently considered for making bio-based plastics. Leading platform technologies in biocatalytic cell factories and downstream processing, conjointly optimised in CARBAFIN for performance efficiency and cost-effectiveness under full integration of LCA and economic evaluation, are key to make industrial co-production of glycosides and HMF via fructose competitive in today's markets. In addition, CARBAFIN contributes to the establishment of new, fully renewables-based value chains across the European industries, linking the sugar industry sector to the cosmetics, chemicals, polymer and detergents sectors and strengthening the sugar industries' role in food and feed. It supports the efficient cascading use of sugar beet-derived sucrose in combination with biomass-derived base chemicals (e.g. glycerol, glucose). CARBAFIN's HMF production aims at replacing petroleum-based chemicals with bio-based building blocks. CARBAFIN will thus contribute to development of a chemical industry that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable. CARBAFIN will help Europe to maintain global leadership in industrial biotechnology and secure position as innovation leader in sugar-based products. CARBAFIN's innovations will involve broadly the engagement of societal actors with particular emphasis on consumer awareness and acceptance.


List of deliverables.
First data management plan Open Research Data Pilot 2020-01-28 14:32:21

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of CARBAFIN deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Chao Zhong, Christiane Luley‐Goedl, Bernd Nidetzky
Product solubility control in cellooligosaccharide production by coupled cellobiose and cellodextrin phosphorylase
published pages: , ISSN: 0006-3592, DOI: 10.1002/bit.27008
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2020-01-28

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