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Bio-Chemical Green Engineering & Materials (BioGEM) (T_BIOGEM)

Research Group

Main organisation:Chemistry/Biochemistry
Lifecycle:1 Oct 2013  →  Today
Organisation profile:The principal mission of the research group BioGEM (Bio-Chemical Green Engineering & Materials) is to develop andto provide sustainable solutions for the industry by synergetically combining biochemical engineering and green chemical processes. Core research themes include following topucs and their combination/overlap:• Watertechnology• Industrial biotechnology• Renewable and eco-efficient building block and materialsBioGEM is developing new processes and industrial solutions in the field of natural, side and waste stream valorization, more specifically in the (combined) fields of water technology, industrial biotechnology and sustainable green chemistry and material design. Fit to FISCH priorities: Renewable Chemicals, Waste stream valorization. Fit to EC priorities: water technology and (marine) biotechnology.BioGEM's unique position is characterized by a multidisciplinary and industrial approach in following (combined) areas:• Water technology: (energy-)efficient wastewater treatment technologies, (innovative) nutrient removal, resource recovery from wastewater, greenhouse gas emissions• Industrial biotechnology: fermentation modeling and optimization, new innovative fermentation technology (solid state fermentation) and low cost - low waste fermentation• New eco-efficient, green (multi)functional building blocks and materials by mixed chemical-biochemical approach: oleochemicals, biobased surface active compounds and monomers
Keywords:CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, WASTE WATER, GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, MICROBIAL ANALYSIS, ECOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION, BIOCHEMISTRY, MATERIAL DESIGN
Disciplines:Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Theoretical and computational chemistry, Other chemical sciences, Biochemistry and metabolism, Catalysis and reacting systems engineering, Chemical product design and formulation, General chemical and biochemical engineering, Process engineering, Separation and membrane technologies, Transport phenomena, Other (bio)chemical engineering, Medical biochemistry and metabolism, Industrial biotechnology