MACSSFT: Development of a Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation Technology for Valorisation of Ulva spp. from Macroalgal Blooms

Prosiect: Ymchwil a ariannwyd yn allanol

Manylion y Prosiect

Disgrifiad

Uncontrolled macroalgal blooms are on the rise, partly due to the increased eutrophication of the marine environment caused by anthropomorphic industrial and agricultural activities. The green opportunistic macroalgae genus Ulva thrives in such conditions accounting for over half of global blooms. While environmental and economic problems are associated with these blooms, the biomass generated could be economically rewarding if utilised appropriately. The EU-funded MACSSFT project will develop a suitable technology to saccharify both ulvan and cellulose from the biomass and ferment all monosaccharides present in the hydrolysate to value-added products. Novel and commercial enzymes will be trialled for saccharification and fermentation optimised to minimise resource inputs and generate minimum waste streams. The developed process could be used industrially.

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Dyddiad cychwyn/gorffen dod i rym01 Medi 202131 Awst 2024

Cyllid

  • Horizon 2020 -European Commission (H2020-MSCA-IF-2020-101033286): £286,790.55

Nodau Datblygu Cynaliadwy y CU

Yn 2015, cytunodd gwladwriaethau sy’n aelodau'r Cenhedloedd Unedig ar 17 o Nodau Datblygu Cynaliadwy (NDC) byd-eang i ddod â thlodi i ben, diogelu’r blaned a sicrhau ffyniant i bawb. Mae’r prosiect hwn yn cyfrannu at y NDC canlynol:

  • NDC 12 - Defnyddio a Chynhyrchu’n Gyfrifol

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