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The European project CARBAFIN has developed a radically new value chain for the utilization of sucrose from sugar beet biomass. The replication potential of this glycosylation technology and its opportunities in different industries will be discussed in a free EFIB2021 satellite stakeholder workshop on 5 October.
Editorial office / Ghent

Functional glycosides (eg for prebiotics or cosmetics) or platform chemicals (eg for bioplastics, biofuels or biopolymers) are important product examples and open new and economically relevant perspectives for the European sugar industry to several industrial sectors. Biocatalytic production processes were elevated to an industrial level using an integrated process design approach accompanied by environmental and economic evaluation.

Representatives from the cosmetic, food, feed, pharma or (bulk) chemical industry as well as scientists are welcome at the workshop to identify new solutions for a bio-based re-industrialization in Europe and to discuss new ways of valorization. Learn about CARBAFIN’s outcomes and results, find new collaboration partners and take part in our joint expert’s discussion in world café format to exchange perspectives and requirements for production routes in terms of a circular economy.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Consortium partners are The Austrian Center of Biotechnology (ACIB), AVA Biochem, BITOP, GALAB Laboratories, Pfeifer&Langen, PNO, TU Graz and Ghent University.

See the agenda for more information.

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