Seeking “Green” technologies/processes for manufacturing triglycerides

  • Strategic Allies Ltd.
  • From United Kingdom
  • Responsive
  • Project Size Range : 50,000 - 250,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

We are working with a company that specialises in the research, development, production and sales of
value-added components obtained through the extraction, isolation and purification of compounds from
raw materials. Sustainability is key to their business and they are interested to identify “green” / sustainable
manufacturing approaches that they could adopt for producing triglycerides (i.e. beyond the extraction
of triglycerides from agricultural crops), preferably with fatty acid chains between C8 – C24.

Strategic Allies Ltd.

Details of the Innovation Need

Our client is actively searching for technologies and approaches for manufacturing sustainably-produced triglycerides of saturated carbon chains between C8 – C24.

Examples of technologies of interest include (but are not limited to): -

• Production of triglycerides:

  • Fermentation and extraction of triglycerides from oleaginous microorganisms (e.g. microalgae, yeast, bacteria, fungi)
  • Cell-free biosynthetic pathways (e.g. enzymatic)
  • Catalytic production of triglyceride and triglycerides precursors and building blocks e.g., glycerol and fatty acids

• Carbon / hydrogen capture and generation methods for use as feedstocks for making triglycerides

  • Utilisation of CO2 and other carbon sources such as waste / by-products (e.g. free fatty acids and glycerol) or other renewable feedstocks
  • Electrical photosynthesis
  • Sustainable sources of hydrogen for chemical synthesis

Ideally, the potential solutions would have the following benefits: -

• Use of inexpensive feedstocks

• Low energy and/or water consumption

• Minimises waste production

• Demonstrated proof-of-concept

Industries that may have relevant technologies include biofuel and sustainable fuels, food and beverage, consumer healthcare, personal care, green chemicals, biorefineries.

The client has global processing operations with well-established customer base and market access. The client is open to exploring different ways of working with technology developers ranging from collaborative research and development projects for earlier-stage technologies; to licensing of technology with high technical readiness; and longer-term investment (e.g., joint-ventures or mergers / acquisition).

Related Keywords

  • Chemical Technology and Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Food Processing
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Environment
  • Sustainability

About Strategic Allies Ltd.

Open Innovation Consultancy Company searching on behalf of multi-national, manufacturing clients.

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