Issue 3, May 2022

BIZENTE NEWSLETTER Issue number 3, May 2022 BIZENTE: MOVING FORWARD BIZENTE keeps advancing! In the last 6 months, BIZENTE partners have been working hard and great advances were achieved. Novel enzymes have been successfully expressed, resins have been successfully modified and the first degradation tests have been carried out. The first steps towards the scaling [...]

2022-05-10T09:22:08+01:00May 10th, 2022|

Frank Hollmann: “BIZENTE opens up an important application for ligninases to contribute to a more sustainable Europe. It is exciting being part of such a bold endeavor”

Frank Hollmann studied Chemistry (University of Bonn, Germany) and received his PhD from the Swiss Federal University of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 2004 with Andreas Schmid and Bernard Witholt as promotors. After a postdoctoral stay with Manfred Reetz (Max-Planck Institute for Coal Research, Germany) and some years as R&D manager at Evonik Industries [...]

2022-05-10T08:36:24+01:00May 10th, 2022|

BIZENTE is designing an innovative degradation chain for recycling durable resins

The main goal of BIZENTE project is the development of a recycling process addressed to thermoset epoxy and polyester-based polymers. The chemical and mechanical characteristics of this kind of materials favored their application in a wide range of different sectors, thanks to their unique features such as lightweight and flexible design. At the same time, [...]

2022-05-09T07:57:47+01:00May 9th, 2022|

Bizente in the 11th Conference of the Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union

The Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) in collaboration with the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation organised the 11th Conference of the Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union in Valencia, Spain. Aitiip participated in the European Projects Showcase with BIZENTE presenting the project to the [...]

2022-04-29T12:17:43+01:00April 29th, 2022|

Bizente in Media

During April, Bizente has appeared twice in the on-line press. Interempresas Magazine, an on-line publication in Spanish, specialised in industry and corporate news published the article entitled "Atiip coodinates a European project to biodegrade plastics using enzimes and to recycle aircrafts" which highlighted the biocatalytic model of enzymatic degradation to recover fibres and resins developed [...]

2022-04-29T11:35:07+01:00April 29th, 2022|

Customisation of selected ligninases for resin degradation

Being a main goal of BIZENTE, partner EvoEnzyme has been constructing mutagenic libraries of enzymes and analyzing individual engineered variants with improved activity on model molecules. Model molecules of the four selected resins (Hexflow®RTM6, Araldine®LY1568, DION®IMPACT9102 and R930A) were used as substrates on high-throughput screenings after several libraries were functionally expressed in S. cerevisiae. Figure [...]

2022-03-10T16:27:05+01:00March 10th, 2022|

The management of the innovation in BIZENTE

A very important aspect on the management of BIZENTE is to create a guide to help handling the innovation elements from the project. The first Innovation Plan (D6.3) formulates and programs these management activities and should be follow by all partners under the guidance of BIZENTE’s Innovation Board (BIB). Leading and coordinating Innovation, the board [...]

2021-12-13T10:40:53+01:00December 13th, 2021|

Analysing the sustainability of the BIZENTE’s outcomes

BIZENTE project has started the LCA and LLC analysis which represent a step towards the performance of a sustainability assessment of the project outcomes. The final results of the LCA will be used mainly for decision making in order to analyse the variation of the potential environmental impact in a scenario in which the residues [...]

2021-11-29T12:20:57+01:00November 29th, 2021|

Meeting of BIZENTE’s consortium

On the 17th of November 2021, Bizente's partners met online to analyse the progress of the work performed during the last six months and plan the actions for the next six months. We are making relevant progresses in the characterization of reference resins, the modification of enzymes and resins and the development of degradation methods. [...]

2021-11-18T12:49:15+01:00November 18th, 2021|

Issue 2, October 2021

BIZENTE NEWSLETTER Issue number 2, October 2021 BIZENTE: LATEST ADVANCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENZYMES AND MODIFICATION OF RESINES Here it is the BIZENTE third newsletter to keep you up to date on the project’s progress.During these months, the project succeeded in the development of high-throughput assays for the detection of mutated variants of ligninases [...]

2022-05-06T12:05:26+01:00October 14th, 2021|