The consortium

Partner Expertise related to the project Involvement in WPs
University of Helsinki
Finland
Lignocellulose enzymology, characterization of enzymes, hydrolysis mechanisms and technology, management WP2, WP3, WP7
VTT
Finland
Hydrolysis and fermentation, cellulases, yeast metabolic engineering, evaluation of fermenting organisms WP2, WP3, WP4
ROAL Oy
Finland
Industrial production of enzymes, development of enzymes WP2
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Pretreatment, hydrolysis and fermentation technologies, hydrolytic mechanisms, scale-up, evaluation of feasibility WP1, WP3, WP5
Holm Christensen Biosystemer ApS
Denmark
Development and design of process equipment, evaluation of feasibility and process concepts WP5, WP6
National Technical University of Athens
Greece
Development of fermenting and enzyme producing organisms, fermentation technology, evaluation WP4
Univeristy of Tartu
Estonia
Enzyme kinetics, enzyme action mechanisms, concepts for improved enzymes WP2, WP3
BioGold
Estonia
Pretreatment, design and testing of process concepts WP1, WP5, WP6
INBICON A/S
Denmark
Raw material processing, scale up, bioconversion technology development, energy and ethanol production WP1, WP5, WP6

The resources in the universities and the research organization comprise about 61% of the total resources, the industrial partners invest about 20% and the SMEs about 19% of the total expenditure. The resources are divided to the different tasks as follows: basic development 36%, process design and optimization 31%, process development and up-scaling 20%, demonstration and evaluation 9% and project management 4%.

Distribution of RTD efforts between type of partners (A) and type of activities (B)

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