Technology Transfer

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 million) 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.

Exploiting the potential of bacterial polymers

Presenter:
Maciej Guzik
Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Jerzy Haber of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cyfronet

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