CHEM 21 collaborates with BIOINTENSE

On February 3rd and 4th, representatives of CHEM 21 Work Packages 3 & 5 were invited to attend the 18 month review meeting of BIOINTENSE ( http://www.biointense.nu/ ) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).BIOINTENSE is an FP7  single stage knowledge based bio economy (KBBE) collaborative project which started on the 1st of August 2012.The main objectives in BIOINTENSE are to increase biocatalyst productivity and process intensity.The consortium is led by Professor John Woodley from the PROCESS group at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the DTU. Of  key interest to CHEM 21 are the BIOINTENSE work packages looking at the process intensification of biocatalytic reactions and novel sensor technology being developed to measure pH and Oxygen content at multiple points in micro-channel flow reactors, which of course could be applicable to activities across WP 2 and WP 3. From CHEM 21, BIOINTENSE researchers were keen to learn about our approach to the use of solvent selection guides and solvent selection, greener solvents , especially for use in combination with enzyme catalysed processes.

It is anticipated that CHEM 21 and BIOINTENSE will keep in close contact moving forward.