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Project

Title
RUBIN - RUBIO - VP1: Gewinnung von bio-basierter Bernsteinsäure aus regionalen Ressourcen; TP1: Biobasierte Bernsteinsäure
Acronym
RUBIO
Start
01.09.2021
End
31.08.2024
Partner
LXP Group GmbH
Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH
Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung (IAP)
Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikrostruktur von Werkstoffen und Systemen
Exipnos GmbH
Twins Crew GmbH
Polifilm Extrusion GmbH
Technitex Sachsen GmbH
stfi Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V.
Apfelgalerie GbR
tecmotion
Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig gGmbH KUZ
Sauer GmbH
Gramß GmbH
Naue GmbH & Co KG

Project team ATB
Allocated to research program
Summary
Nowadays, the biotechnological production of succinic acid is based on sugars derived from plants for food and feed production. The aim of the RUBIO project is to explore the feasibility of producing pure, polymerisable succinic acid from biogenic residues. In the project, second generation (2G) raw materials are digested using the LX process developed by LXP GmbH and the LX demonstration plant. Subsequently, polymerisable succinic acid is produced from it in the biotechnological lab and pilot plant complex at ATB via hydrolysis, fermentation and purification. Research into raw material flexibility is an important task within the project. The RUBIO project thus aims to investigate a completely new material utilisation of 2G raw materials that do not compete with food and animal feed and, in the longer term, to raise the potential of biogenic residues and waste materials for higher-value applications such as materials & chemicals.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Funding agency
Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)
Grant agreement number
03RU1U021A
Funding framework
Regionales unternehmerisches Bündnis zum Aufbau von Wertschöpfungsketten für technische Biokunststoffe in Mitteldeutschland

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