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Process optimization and studies for the valorization of process waste along an industrial process chain of whey upgrading

Project Leader
Neureiter Markus, BOKU Project Leader
Produktion der Zukunft - Sondierungen
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik Potsdam-Bornim e.V., Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam, Germany.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Prolactal GmbH, Ferdinand-Leihs-Strasse 40, 8230 Hartberg, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
tbw research GesmbH, Schönbrunner Straße 297, 1120 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Frühauf Sabine, Project Staff
Haas Cornelia, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2017)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Within the project LACTO-plus basic investigations for valorising waste-streams of lactose whey processing will be performed. Firstly, the effluents of an industrial lactose whey processing company will be analysed and potentials for co-products evaluated. Secondly, specific process residues (or further treated streams or mixtures) will be selected to perform basic experiments for generating bulk chemicals such as (i) lactic acid, (ii) succinic acid and (iii) PHB/PHA and to separate (iv) milk minerals. The investigated valorisation strategies will be assessed applying a (pre-)feasibility approach. Final evaluation will deliver a defined focus for future R&D work.
Microbiology; Environmental biotechnology; Industrial biotechnology;
cleaner production; lactic acid; whey; poly(hydroxyalkanoate); valorization of industrial residues;
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