Booth No. 6: Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research (NL)



Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) is a leading international education and research organization that contributes significantly to the quality of life in the fields of food and health, sustainable agro systems, inhabitable green space and social changes. The research institutes belonging to the department Food & Biobased Research (WUR-FBR) provide applied research to enable the rapid conversion of fundamental knowledge to applications on the market. WUR-FBR is represented at the 5th Conference on CO2 as feedstock for fuels, chemicals and polymers by Prof Dr Jeroen Hugenholtz of the business unit Biobased Products. Researchers at WUR-FBR develop insights and technologies that support industries, governments and consumers in the creation and production of healthy and tasty foods, of truly-sustainable food chains and in developing chemicals and materials that use biomass instead of fossil resources.

With respect to research at WUR on CO2 as feedstock, we have various research activities in the area of phototrophic microorganisms (microalgae and cyanobacteria), of strictly anaerobic bacteria (homacetogenic Clostridia that can convert CO2 and H2 into chemicals; Clostridia, C. beijerinckii, C. acetobutylicum, involved in ABE-fermentation that can co-ferment CO2) and of CO2-utilizing enzymes (f.i. formate dehydrogenase) that can applied for enzymatic conversion of CO2 into chemicals.  

The added-value chemicals that we focus on are various chemical building blocks such as (iso)propanol, formic acid, acrylic acid, butyric acid, acetone, butanediol, fine chemicals such as hydroxy fatty acids, higher alcohols, Strecker aldehydes and also biopolymers/plastics such as PHB/PHA


Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
P.O. Box 17, 6700 AA  Wageningen, The Netherlands
Bornse Weilanden 9, 6708 WG  Wageningen, The Netherlands (Wageningen Campus, building 118, Axis, Room V3004)
T: +31 (0)317 485287