Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Kruus, Kristiina
Organisation VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Project title From fundamentals to valorization: Enzymatic oxidation of cellulosic fibres and underlying mechanisms (FunEnzFibres)
Decision No. 326359
Decision date 10.12.2018
Funding period 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
Funding 294 000
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Project description
Increased use of renewable materials will be a key issues in the future bioeconomy. Cellulose is an interesting and abundant raw material for many applications, especially added- value products such as textiles, hygiene, composites and conductive materials. Recent developments in enzyme technologies provide new possibilities for cellulose modification. Sophisticated use of the most recent developments in enzyme technology may not only yield greener, but also improved products. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are a recently discovered group of enzymes that have unique capability to oxidize polysaccharides. The project aims at unravelling the potential of enzymatic oxidation of cellulosic fibres for different material solutions. The project is carried out by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria) in close collaboration with a network of the industrial platform.