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Industrial Biotechnology

Companies looking for unique biochemical conversions in technical and sustainable applications, come to us to scale-up their proprietary enzymes.

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Sustainable industrial biotech solutions
With the drive towards sustainable manufacturing, many industries from large corporations to small enterprises are looking to biotechnology for viable solutions. Enzymatic conversions enable the economic production of specific substrates of many kinds at vast commercial volumes.

Sustainability and the Bioeconomy

One of the key global trends of the twenty-first century is the drive for sustainability and reduced manufacturing impact on the environment. The need to reduce the environmental damage and diminish climate change from chemical processing lends itself to the requirement for greener, more efficient processes.

The development of a bio-based economy aims to establish renewable biological sources and the efficient biotechnology processes to convert these by-product and side streams to value-added bio-based products and services.

Biocatalysis can be the ideal solution for achieving this. Enzymes can be used for biochemical conversions in a broad range of technical and sustainable applications. Many bioproducts utilise the distinctly targeted specificity of enzymes to perform a highly controlled biochemical conversion such as the breaking down of biomass to make available the carbohydrates for further processing into biofuels. Enzymes offer an efficient, cost effective and sustainable solution for the manufacture of many bioproducts.

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Biocatalysts Enzyme Manufacturing Plant

Customised Enzyme Development & Manufacture

Biocatalysts helps many clients at various stages of enzyme discovery, product-development, scale-up, and supply, for applications in a wide range of industrial biotech processes, such as novel carbohydrate- and lipid modifications. We have built a standalone business model specifically to support this approach, leveraging our short response times, our history in commercialising novel enzymes, and our lab-to-plant manufacturing scales. This minimises risk when commercialising enzymes for industrial biotech applications, and ensures we can support existing R&D and campaign projects seamlessly.

Biocatalysts Ltd an OXIPRO Partner

Biocatalysts Ltd are proud partners in EU-funded OXIPRO project aimed at exploring novel oxidoreductases for use in manufacturing environmentally-friendly consumer products. Utilising the latest developments in biotechnology the OXIPRO consortium will achieve new sustainable, efficient and greener production processes for consumer goods. Contributions of this project will boost the competitiveness and sustainability of the European bio-based economy.

OXIPRO Project Objectives

  • Greening production processes.
  • Overcoming the challenges for providing commercially-feasible solutions.
  • The enzyme revolution, aligning societal needs and values with enzyme solutions.
26 Mar 2024
Unlocking the Power of Lipases: Exploring their Versatility
Hailed as the workhorses of biocatalysis, lipases are remarkable enzymes with a wide range of application across various industries.
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Application Solution
Versatile Enzyme for Hydrolysis and Esterification Reactions
How lipases from Candida cylindracea can be used for the selective hydrolysis of fatty acids to produce flavours and play a key role in rearranging fatty acids in triglycerides.
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29 May 2020
Biocatalysts Ltd Launch New Lipase for the Hydrolysis & Esterification of Oils & Fats
Lipases can be used to selectively hydrolyse triglycerides to liberate free fatty acids, Lipomod® 767P is a robust lipase enzyme that can hydrolyse short, medium and long chain fatty acids at all 3 positions on the triglyceride backbone.
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Case Study
Dramatically Improving Enzyme Recovery using Ultra-Scale Down Techniques
Optimisation of downstream processing is just as important as optimising the fermentation process itself to increase the recovery of the enzyme.
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Case Study
Rapid Technology Transfer for Large Scale Fermentation
A chemical manufacturer needed an alternative partner to manufacture their enzyme. The transition to the new facility needed to happen rapidly due to an unforeseen change in circumstances.
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Development of a Novel Lipase for European Funded Horizon 2020 Project LIPES
Identifying a greener and more sustainable solution for the modification of different vegetable oils to produce a range of fatty acids.
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Case Study
Successful Completion of REACH Application for Agrichemical Enzyme
The science behind enzyme discovery and development is getting faster and faster and in turn the regulatory hurdles are getting bigger in comparison.
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