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Harnessing the power of nature through PROductive MIcrobial CONsortia in biotechnology – measure, model, master


  • Start: 01/06/2021
  • End: 31/05/2025


PROMICON´s main objective is to learn from nature how microbiomes function through latest and novel methods in order to steer their growth towards production of biopolymers, energy carriers, drop-in feedstocks and antimicrobial molecules. An efficient biotechnological production platform that creates a synergy between strain engineering strategies with the robustness of microbiomes and their metabolic plasticity in organic conversions will be developed and demonstrated. PROMICON main expected results are the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and production costs.

In this project, AIMEN will develop a sensor to characterize microbiome cultures, based on hyperspectral imaging analysis. Moreover, the images collected will be analised to establish an accurate estimation of microbiome population through machine learning techniques.

  • Sectors: Petrochemical, Oil, Biotechnology, Biogas, Chemical
  • Financing programme: Horizon 2020
  • R&D&i: Multimaterial systems, Materials under extreme conditions, Integrated monitoring and control systems
  • Leader: THE HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
  • Partners: AIMEN Centro Tecnológico, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, ISLE, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC, Uppsala Universitet, Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT - NOVA.ID.FCT, Pensoft Publishers, onCyt Microbiology AG, BIOPOLIS SL
  • Acronym: PROMICON
  • Ambit: International
 
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