BE: SPICY project to develop platform for sugar valorisation

29 March 2018

The Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) has approved the cSBO project SPICY, which stands for “Sugar-based chemicals and Polymers through Innovative Chemocatalysis and engineered Yeast”. The project partners will work on the development of a technology platform for the valorisation of sugar.
The main goal of SPICY is to provide chemical industry with new or optimized processes to convert sugars into added value compounds, i.e. both drop-ins and novel biobased chemicals. Two complementary lines are hereto developed in parallel, one focusing on biotechnology based on improved yeast-strains and one based on chemocatalytic routes (Press Release Catalisti, 21 March 2018).
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