Biovalorization of Marine Raw Rest Materials into Polyhydroxyalkanoate-Based Products
The overall goal for this project is twofold; the establishment of biovalorization processes to convert unutilized marine raw rest materials into valuable bioproducts on a pilot scale.
|Time:||2. January 2017 – 27. December 2019|
|Financed by:||Norwegian Research Council, BIOTEK2021|
|In cooperation with:||Norut Northern Research Institute AS, NORNER AS, University of Tromsø, Universidade Nova de Lisboa|
The identification of processes for the efficient conversion of fish peptone and oils into PHAs and R-3HAs.
- MMC fermentation methodologies using fermented peptone streams
- test potential medical applications for mcl-PHA
- a robust and efficient purification protocol for R-3HAs
- a long-term partnerships /collaborations with experts in the field, and
- the identification of commercial opportunities and potential partners/end users
In this project the focus will be on
- identifying the fermentation approach most suited for eventual scaling up to production levels
- the capability of producing commercial valuable PHAs with acceptable uniformity and reproducibility
- modification of the PHA base polymer with relevant additives to suit different plastics conversion processes, and
- identifying and solving purification issues for R-3HA analogues in sub-kilogram scale