The future of CARBAFIN’s glycosylation technology in industrial production processes
5 October 2021, 14:30 - 17:30 CET
In an interview, CARBAFIN coordinator Christiane Luley from acib GmbH discusses the industrial potential of the project‘s glycolisation approach and why it offers new industrial application opportunities for the food, chemical and cosmetics industry.
With respect to circular economy and the use of renewable feedstocks, the European project CARBAFIN has developed a radically new value chain for the utilization of sucrose from sugar beet biomass. 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.
In this satellite stakeholder workshop the replication potential of this glycosylation technology was discussed and the opportunities thereof in different industriesexplored: Representatives from the cosmetic, food, feed, pharma or (bulk) chemical industry as well as scientists we welcomed to identify new solutions for a bio-based re-industrialization in Europe and to discuss new ways of valorization.
|14:30 – 15:10 CET|
Introduction to the CARBAFIN technology
Highlights from process design & development
Business cases of CARBAFIN products
|15:10 – 15:40 CET|
Stakeholder insights from Food/Feed, Cosmetics and Chemical Industry
Functional carbohydrates in food application – A holistic view from the industry
|15:40 – 16:00 CET|
|16:00 – 16:15 CET|
Coffee Break & Networking
|16:15 – 17:15 CET|
Interactive World Café: Exchange of views
|17:15 – 17:30 CET|
Presentation Main Findings World Café