The WASTE2FUNC project is possible thanks to a collaboration of companies and research institutes, mentioned below:
The Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis of Ghent University has a strong track record in industrial biotechnology. Its research is focusing on specialty carbohydrate bio-engineering, bio-surfactants, metabolic engineering and modelling, synthetic biology, biocatalysis, directed evolution and protein engineering.
OWS has an experienced staff performing environmental, economic and social life cycle assessments with technical knowledge of production processes and chains in the (bio-) chemical, plastic, food and energy industries, in the transport sector and in the waste treatment field.
Amphistar is developing a game changing technology platform for the cost-efficient and ecological production of biosurfactants. Their platform is initially based on the glycolipid technology platform with the yeast Starmerella bombicola, that has been developed and scaled-up in over 10 years by Ghent University (InBio research group) and the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.