The CarboBased program is driven by the vision of contributing to the shift from a fossil fuel-based economy to a biobased economy, where biomass serves as the foundation for chemicals and materials. To achieve this goal the CarboBased program focusses on two important research areas. The first, “Carbohydrate-Based products and materials”, addresses the creation of new biobased products and materials from biomass carbohydrates whilst maintaining the basic carbohydrate structure. The second, “New Molecules”, is aimed at the creation of completely new products from carbohydrates as building blocks for new products and materials with entirely new properties.
The objective of the CarboBased program is to achieve total valorization of biomass, encompassing both polymeric reserve carbohydrates (such as inulin, glycogen, and starch) and complex cell-wall carbohydrates (e.g. cellulosic, hemicellulosic, and lignin-like compounds). By unlocking the potential of these diverse carbohydrates, the project aims to significantly contribute to the realization of a sustainable and biobased economy.
Aiming to play a role in the transition from an economy based on fossil fuels towards an economy where biomass forms the basis for chemicals and materials: a biobased economy. The two research themes in the CarboBased program are: Carbohydrate-based products and materials: the creation of new biobased products and materials from carbohydrates from biomass by maintaining the basic carbohydrate structure. And new molecules: the creation of completely new products from carbohydrates as building blocks for new products and materials with entirely new properties.
University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen.
AVEBE, Royal COSUN, Covestro, Koopmans, Symeres
Project leader/contact person
Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Euverink, firstname.lastname@example.org
5.1 M euro