Biocatalysis

Project: Research area

Description

The use of the catalysts of nature the enzymes for performing transformations of Organic compounds provides a methodology characterised by great efficiency and high selectivity. In particular biocatalysis is environmentally friendly and produces no dangerous waste. In addition, biocatalytic processes are due to the mild reaction conditions less cost intensive than normal chemical procedures. With respect to industrial application biocatalysis is part of industrial biotechnology, now called white biotechnology. According to studies of consultant agencies an increase in the volume of processes of white biotechnology is considered to be 10 % per year.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/85 → …