CBD-HYBRIDS

Project Title
Engineering of hybrid proteins containing cellulose binding domains-novel biotechnological tools for pulp, paper and textile industry
Project Type
Internacional / Public
Funding Body
Funding Program
FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Reference
QLK3-CT-2000-00273
Funding
  • CEB: 115 615,00
  • Total: 935 228,00
Start
01-07-2001
End
30-06-2004
Partnership
Agrotechnology and Food Innovations BV (Netherlands); Kappa Roermond Papier (Netherlands); Novozymes A/S (Denmark); Swansea University (UK); Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland); The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); Tinturaria e Acabamento de Tecidos Vale de Tábuas, Lda.
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Abstract

The overall objective of the CBD-HYBRIDS project is the development of biotechnological tools to modify cellulose fibres. This will be achieved by combining Cellulose Binding Domains (Cads), naturally present in celluloses, with new catalytic domains (lactase, pettiness or lipase) or other functional proteins/polypeptides (e.g. hydrophobic or chemically reactive). The structure-function characteristics of the novel CBD-HYBRIDS will be studied, with emphasis on the interaction between the novel proteins and the cellulose fibre surface. Application trials, by research and industrial partners, will evaluate the potential of the novel biotechnological tools for application in pulp, paper and textile processes, such as bio bleaching, biodeinking, bio scouring and fibre modification, to reach more sound, coefficient processes and higher product quality.