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Enzymatic lignin valorization

Subproject of: Austrian Biorefinery Center - Tulln (ABCT) (ABCT)

Project Leader
Gübitz Georg, Project Leader
Land Niederösterreich - Technologie Calls
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG, Brucker Straße 21, 8101 Gratkorn, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Mayr Sebastian-Alois, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2020)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Landhausplatz 1, A-3109 St. Pölten, Austria
Sappi Papier Holding GmbH, Brucker Straße 21, 8101 Gratkorn, Austria
The potential of enzymes for enzymatic polymerization of lignin for higher-value applications will be assessed. Therefore, the impact of lignin pre-treatment from various waste streams on enzymatic polymerisation will be assessed. Moreover, laccases from different bacterial or fungal origin will be heterologously produced. These enzymes will be compared in the process nand reaction conditions for distinct application optimized.
Environmental biotechnology; Enzyme technology; Industrial biotechnology; Agricultural biotechnology;
Biorefinery; Enzyme technology; Renewable resources;
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