The INCITE project aims to demonstrate novel integrated upstream and downstream processing paths involving flow chemistry and membrane technology in chemo-enzymatic processes.
The modularity and flexibility of the developed processes will be showcased through 2 demonstration cases in real industrial settings. Such demonstrators will be using hydrolases for the sustainable, safe and energy-efficient production of commodity and fine chiral chemicals.
The first demonstration case– the “Oleochemical Track” relates to solvent-free synthesis of natural oleochemical esters using lipase enzymes finding applications in food/feed, personal care and crop protection. The second demonstration case – the “Agrochemical Track” – involves esterase-catalyzed production of a chiral molecule used as starting material with applications in crop protection and public health.
“Compared to traditional chemical synthesis processes, these chemo-enzymatic processes have clear advantages of greater efficiency, higher product quality and smaller environmental impact”
– Dirk Packet, Research Director, Oleon N.V.
“The development from TLR4-5 to TLR7 of the current key enabling technologies will open-up the way to their industrialization and thus lead to major positive economic and environmental impacts.”
– Carla Marchioro, R&D Director, ENDURA S.P.A
from September 2019 to December 2023
European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme contribution:
€ 13.3 M
€ 17.4 M