The project "LIGNOLIPP - From lignocellulose sugars to high-value lipids and biopolymers in a single fermentation process" aims at combining the expertise of Norwegian and German academic and industrial partners in the field of fungal lipids and biopolymers. The project will utilize the unique potential of oleaginous Zygomycetes fungi in order to develop a single fermentation process for co-production of high-value lipids and chitin/chitosan biopolymers from sugar-rich lignocellulose hydrolysates originating from forestry waste streams. The bioproducts will have agricultural applications as animal feed additive and plant biostimulant.
LIGNOLIPP will be realized by the close collaboration between the research partners – Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), companies – Biosentrum and Borregaard from Norway and research partner University of Muenster (WWU) and the company Bex-Biotec from Germany.
The project will be coordinated by NMBU by the project manager Volha Shapaval. Congratulations Volha Shapaval, Achim Kohler, Valeria Tafintseva and Boris Zimmermann.