FAPA | Fumaric Acid Production for Polymer Applications

Fumaric Acid Production for Polymer Applications

    FRAMEWORK

Seventh framework programme of the European Community for research and technological development including demonstration activities

FP7, ERA-IB

    DURATION

2016 - 2017

    GALLERY

OBJECTIVES

  • Development of efficient fermentative processes for the production of fumaric acid from renewable feedstocks
  • Process optimization for the different substrates and new enzymes
  • Evaluation of process sustainability and the cost considerations through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC)
  • Development of a multi-objective optimization tool that supports the cost model, environmental impact assessment and production of fumaric acid

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS

  • Evaluating environmental impacts and costs of bio-based fumaric acid through an integrated approach by using an optimization tool
  • Apple pomace and orange peel using as feedstocks for fumaric acid production
  • New enzymes for hydrolysis processes
  • Providing a support decision system for full scale bio-based production

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Consideration of two process variants; separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF) as well as simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF)
  • Production processes are evaluated on economic feasibility and environmental impacts through LCA and LCC supported by EPESUS
  • Additional software or tools are used to develop multi objective optimization tool

IMPACTS

  • Innovative technologies transferring through the FAPA project
  • Improvement of EPESUS as a strong national product that has the ability LCA, LCC and optimization through the internet on international platform

EKODENGE’S ROLE

Work Package Leader

 

  • LCA and LCC for process sustainability and combination of these assessments with the optimization
  • Optimization tool development and integration to EPESUS software for industrial feasibility assessment studies

PROJECT WEBSITE

COORDINATOR

Thünen

CONTACT WITH

Özge Yılmaz, Ph.D.

Project Team Leader

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