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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

SEED FUND Projects 2013 - 2018

In phase 1 of the NRW Strategy Project BioSC, SEED FUND projects were funded that aimed at verifying the viability of innovative, explorative project ideas with relevance to bioeconomy where there was no or few preliminary work.

Project topics had to be selected in such a way that in each project at least two BioSC research areas and two BioSC affiliates were involved.

The duration was usually 12 months with a budget of a maximum of €150,000.

The table below displays how the research areas are integrated in the different projects.

 

Acronym

Title

AquaPro

Using invasive alien aquatic plant biomass for energy production

BioCaPS

Structural Insights of Biohybrid Catalysts for Polylactide Synthesis

BioDeg

Boosting plant biomass degradation by combined use of lignin- and cellulose-degrading enzymes

BioSAF

Carotenoid cleaving enzymes for efficient biosynthesis of Saffron

CoSens

Genetically encoded biosensors for dynamic and quantitative sensing of metabolic cofactors in subcellular compartments

DiPro

Dirigent Proteins in Bioeconomy

Econ-BioSC

Biomass flows and technological innovation in the bioeconomy: A global scenario analysis

EtMeD

Development of an ethylene measuring device for ethylene receptor characterization of plants

FlowCom

Everything in Flow – New Compartments for Cascade Reactions

GreenGel

Bifunctional Nanogel- based Fertilizers for Controlled Nutrition of Plants

HiQFlux

Quantifying metabolic network operation in compartmentalized organisms - yeast as a eucaryotic model

LIPANO

Glucosinolate break-down products as modifiers of soil fungal lipids, protein profiles and allelopathy: Impacts on nodulation, mycorrhiza and growth of Fabaceae

MetEvo

Metabolic evolution of microorganisms for the efficient utilization of carbon sources

MisQual

Genotype and environment as driving factors for quality of lignocelluloses from Miscanthus as raw material for industry

MoniCon

Establishing online-methodology to monitor growth of single species in fungal consortia

NovoSurf

Identification of novel natural microbial surfactants

ROXENSE

Efficient Redox sensing and engineering for optimization of biocatalysis

TPOT

A proof of concept for an E. coli hydroxylation platform with efficient terpene/terpenoid translocation through the outer membrane

UstiLyse

Improving plant biomass conversion by Ustilago maydis for sustainable production of platform chemicals

UstiOpt

Defining optimum growth conditions for Ustilago maydis to increase the production of recombinant proteins

VariSurf

Production of glycolipid variants for industrial application by smart genetic engineering