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BioSet - Mechanistic studies on the enzymatic oxidation of starch and lignin as a basis for new bio-based adhesives

Project Leader
Gübitz Georg, Project Leader
FTI Call: Technologie - Produktivität - Wohlstand
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
AGRANA Research & Innovation Center GmbH, Josef-Reither-Strasse 21-23, 3430 Tulln, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, Niederösterreichring 2, Haus A, 3100 St. Pölten, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Florian Kamleitner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH - Wood Kplus, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Metadynea Austria GmbH , Hafenstraße 77, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Murexin GmbH, Franz von Furtenbachstraße 1, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Technical University Vienna, 1040 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Institut für Angewandte Synthesechemie;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Gübitz Georg, Sub Projectleader
Jimenez Bartolome Miguel, Project Staff
Wühl Jasmin, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Landhausplatz 1, A-3109 St. Pölten, Austria
The BioSet project aims to develop the scientific basis for the development of binders based on renewable raw materials such as starch and lignin. In Europe, more than 6 million tons (!!) of 250,000 different adhesives are used each year in various fields, including engineering and construction. The consumption of epoxy and formaldehyde-based adhesives alone increased by more than 50% within five years. More than 90% of the epoxy and phenol-formaldehyde resins are currently made from fossil resources. Likewise, many other adhesives, e.g. for the use on latex-based and acrylic-based floors are produced from fossil raw materials. In addition, many of these adhesives are highly flammable and / or toxic or release toxic compounds. Due to these facts and the shortage of fossile resources, the adhesive manufacturers as well as the partner companies in this project want to force the use of sustainable raw materials for adhesives and binders.
Environmental biotechnology; Enzyme technology; Sustainable technologies; Renewable resources;
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