Peroxicats: PEROXidases as bioCATalystS
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Recruiting enzymes to help the chemical industry
Recruiting enzymes to help the chemical industry
The EU-funded project, PEROXICATS, has developed enzymes with diverse properties to substitute harsh chemicals in more sustainable and environmentally-friendly oxidation processes. Read more about the project story on Horizon 2020 website at the link below.

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OxiZymes 2014
Lignobiotech III – Concepción – Chile – 2014 3rd Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses
12th European Conference on Fungal Genetics Seville, Spain. March 23-27 2014
13th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP-2014) Seville, Spain, 24-27 June, 2014
FEMS 2013 - 5th Congress of European Microbiologists, Leipzig (Germany) - July 21-25, 2013
5th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), Stockholm 25-27 March, 2014
ISWFPC 2013 Symposium, Vancouver - June 12-14 2013
LignoBiotech-2 Conference
A group of fungi marked the end of the coal age 300 million years ago
Comparative genomics reveals clues about selective lignin biodegradation
EWLP 2012 - 12th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp
Interview to Prof. Jorge L. Colodette, Coordinator of IP LIGNODECO
5th International Colloqium on Eucalypt Pulp (5th ICEP)
ff2011: 17th Intl. Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins
LIGNODECO Collaborative Project
BIORENEW Integrated Project
FOLy database
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Protein Data Bank (PDB)
Industrial use of enzymes
Enzymes catalyze a huge amount of chemical reactions in living organisms, which take place under mild conditions compatible with life, and with exquisite substrate specificity, which permits the simultaneous assemblage of the extraordinarily complex catabolic and anabolic routes that characterize life. Nowadays, the availability of genetic engineering tools permits large-scale production of enzymes and other proteins at low cost by isolating (or synthesizing) the corresponding genes (or cDNA) and introducing them into adequate expression hosts (often filamentous fungi) after their cloning in expression vectors. Simultaneously, protein engineering using rational and non-rational designs permits to adapt these enzymes to the industrial application conditions, and to increase their expression yields.

This situation represented a real breakthrough for industrial biotechnology enabling the production of commercial enzymes at very low costs. The enzymatic biocatalysts obtained are often very competitive and more environmentally-friendly than the corresponding chemical reagents, at the same time that their substrate specificity permits to obtain specific products (including stereo-specific transformations) that are difficult and/or very expensive to obtain by pure chemical synthesis. In addition to their traditional uses, e.g. in the manufacture of some food products and in diverse microbiological transformations (e.g. fermentation processes), the last decades have seen how enzymes entered different industrial sectors, such as detergents, food and beverages, textiles, pulp and paper, leather and personal care. Moreover, enzymes have recently started to occupy an important position in the fuel markets, and are slowly entering the market of fine chemicals.
eu Official website of peroxicats [Peroxidases as biocatalysts]. Novel and more robust fungal peroxidases as industrial biocatalysts. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement nº: KBBE-2010-4-265397. © Peroxicats 2011. Developed by Shunet. This site is optimized for the following versions and browsers: Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Firefox 3.6 or higher, Safari 5 or higher, Google Chrome 10 or higher and Opera 10.10 or higher.

Chromatographic analysis of reaction products
Chromatographic analysis of reaction products.