A demo case that is going to promote Małopolska within the Vanguard Initiative will be a show case on production and application of biodegradable polymers produced by bacteria – polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) – from bioresources. These biopolymers have a wide range of applications in different industries thanks to their broad physicochemical characteristics. The Leader on this demo-case, J. Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences (ICSC PAS), has already secured funds (€3.7 mln) that will allow for construction of a demo plant for PHA production. It is envisaged that in the next year a facility capable of carrying out 200L PHA fermentations, with up- and down-stream facilities, will be build. The possible cooperation within the regions of Vanguard Initiative will be presented.
Instytut Katalizy i Fizykochemii Powierzchni im. Jerzego Habera Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Cyfronet