Kick-Off Project MOOI: multidisciplinary consortium working on circular value chain using CO₂ as feedstock to produce sugar for (bio)plastics and protein for food production

We are thrilled to announce a new world class consortium of Wageningen UR, Corbion, revyve, EEW Energy from Waste (EEW) and Photanol (coordinator). As part of the MOOI scheme, the consortium joins forces to establish the complete value chain for a circular production process for (1) sugars as feedstock for (bio)plastics and (2) protein for food. The process relies on CO₂ as the sole carbon source and cyanobacteria as the producing organisms.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝗮𝗿𝗲:
EEW Energy from Waste GmbH: As a leading company in the generation of heat and power through thermal waste utilization, EEW provides its CO₂ for the process.

Photanol: A leading cyanobacteria-based CO₂ conversion company, Photanol develops cyanobacteria that convert the CO₂ into sugars and protein.

Wageningen University & Research (WUR): World-class University specializing in life sciences develops the fractioning process of the bacterial cells to sugars and protein.

Corbion: The global market leader in lactic acid and -derivatives, uses the sugar to produce precursors for PLA, a bio-based and biodegradable low-carbon footprint polymer.

revyve: Top-notch developer of animal-free ingredients, revyve will refine the cyanobacteria into functional ingredients and perform product development.

MOOI is an abbreviation for Missiegedreven Onderzoek, Ontwikkeling en Innovatie (Mission-driven Research, Development, and Innovation). It is a funding initiative by Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (Netherlands Enterprise Agency), short RVO. This initiative supports collaborative projects that aim at establishing innovative solutions that contribute to national climate goals.

On the picture are representatives of the consortium partners that joined the kick-off meeting in Amsterdam. Left to right:
Joppe Verbokkem (Photanol)
Harald Ruijssenaars (Corbion)
Boboescu Iulian Zoltan (WUR)
Jan Wery (Photanol)
Edgar Suarez Garcia)
Chata Mundell (Photanol)
sabrina botton (Photanol)
Sarah Endres (EEW)
Marcel Callegari (EEW)

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