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Project

Title
Bewertung des Potentials von raffiniertem Mehl aus Maniok (Manihot esculenta C.) und chinesischer Kartoffel (Colocasia esculenta L.) für die Verwertung als Rohstoff für die Herstellung von Milchsäure
Acronym
CACHIPLA
Start
01.01.2014
End
30.06.2015
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Partner
Clayuca Corporation
Universidad del Valle

Summary
In view of the targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in industrial production and considering the scarcity of fossil resources the need for increased use of biogenic resources is obvious. Growth opportunities for bio-based products are great where biotechnological conversion of starch, sugar, cellulose, etc. to source materials for (basic) chemicals (eg lactic acid biopolymers) is becoming an economically interesting alternative for petroleum-based methods. Tropical regions such as Colombia play a significant role in the production of agricultural primary products and in the recycling of waste materials / by-products from processing.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Funding agency
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Grant agreement number
01DN13056