From the beginning of BIZENTE, partner EvoEnzyme has been studying the potential of ligninolytic enzymes in the degradation of complex thermoset composites. With the aim of customizing these enzymes (by protein engineering) and adapt them to industrial settings, EvoEnzyme started testing their activity in the degradation of soluble model molecules based on the structure of [...]
Bizente has been presented in Biotrans 2021: Biocatalytic solutions for the end-of-life of thermoset materials
EvoEnzyme presented Bizente in Biotrans 2021 celebrated in Graz, Austria on 19th to 22nd July, 2021 with the poster "Biocatalytic solutions for the end-of-life of thermoset materials". The poster was elaborated by EvoEnzyme and the Department of Catalysis and Petrochemistry of CSIC. Happy reading!
The 15th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (Biotrans 2021) will take place from the 19th to 22nd July, The conference is organised around poster sessions presenting the state-of-the-art in biocatalysis including synthetic and evolutionary biology, genetics, reaction engineering, biomolecular engineering, protein biochemistry, computational chemistry and synthetic (bio)organic chemistry. Check for updates at @biotrans2021. EVOENZYME [...]
Due to unique characteristics such as their high strength-to-weight ratio (enabling light-weighting) and long durability, thermoset based composite materials provide significant advantages over conventional materials such as steel or aluminium. This makes them very attractive for a growing number of applications across sectors, ranging from aerospace and automotive to construction, railway, energy, and sports. The [...]
Within the research activities of BIZENTE are those related to customisation and development of enzymes and resins at lab level. In this respect, the consortium has been working on the chemical modification of resins to enhance materials biodegradability. Below we offer a summary of the main findings of this work. Unlike thermoplastic for which effective [...]