Biochemize, S.L. confirms its participation in the international project CARBAZYMES “Sustainable industrial processes based on a C-C bond-forming enzyme platform”, which starts in February, and includes the participation of 14 enterprises and research centers from 5 different countries and is funded by the European Comission Horizon 2020 Program. This project will be developed for the next four years.
Industrial chemical processes carried out through “classic” chemistry and catalysis are often hazardous, expensive and a waste of energy. In contrast, enzymes catalyze the natural “manufacture and modification” of molecules with exquisite selectivity, unparalleled rate acceleration and under mild reaction conditions. Thus, “biocatalysis” has the potential to improve chemical processes in compliance with the concept and principles of Green Chemistry. Moreover, biocatalysis can holistically improve economic, social and environmental aspects of industrial processes.
During its course, the CARBAZYMES project will develop the biocatalytic synthesis of 4 APIs and 3 bulk chemicals representative of market needs in a scale technique and using a broad platform of 4 types of unique C-C bond formation enzymes.
Thus CARBAZYMES project will open the doors to the development of biocatalytic synthesis routes of greatest need chemicals and so gradually lead to the conversion if classical chemical industry to other new more efficient and sustainable.