Green Tech Innovation Centre

  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • From Luxembourg
  • Responsive
  • Research Services and Capabilities

Summary of the technology

LIST is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) based in Luxembourg. It supports the development of competitive and market-oriented products by offering technology-intensive services and prototypes for public and private institutions. LIST works across the entire innovation chain: fundamental and applied research, product and process development, incubation and transfer of technologies. Along this line, the Sustainable Biotech Innovation Centre (SBIC) - a facility for the development of sustainable bio-based products, bioprocesses of industrial interest, and new technologies for the detection and treatment of environmental pollution - was recently created. The centre offers a complete analytical platform and pilot facilities for bioprocess upscaling and downstream processing. Furthermore, it can host companies as part of joint labs.

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Details of the Technology Offer

The SBIC is an open access R&D centre working to develop, scale-up and help commercialise bio-based products and processes. The SBIC offers a broad variety of services to help partners convert plants, microbes and biowastes into profitable sustainable bioproducts.

More than 60 scientists and engineers can offer complementary competences to support clients from the generation of an idea through laboratory and pilot stages all the way to the development of market-ready sustainable and safer substances, ingredients, and sophisticated end-products. It can also support customers in the optimisation of existing solutions at all steps of product and process development. Companies’ needs towards “Safer and Sustainable-by design” products and processes are supported by our experts in sustainability, health and environmental risk assessment of substances, products and processes, regarding all lifecycle phases of a product or process.

The SBIC works on 2 axis: circular bio-economy and the production of bio-based high value-added products as well as environmental health and risk assessment. The first topic focuses on the characterisation and development of microbial consortia for bioenergy, waste water treatment and biocontrol application. It also focuses on the production of high value secondary metabolites and enzymes. Environmental health and risk assessment focuses on the detection of microbial contamination through microbial risk assessment and surface decontamination. Another activity part of this second topic includes the production of in-vitro models for ecotoxicity assessment and bioactivity testing.

Overall, the SBIC brings together expertise in the fields of industrial biotechnology, molecular biology techniques, omics, metabolic engineering, culture of plant cell lines and microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, fungi, microalgae), biocatalysis and product formulation. We develop new methods for the detection and identification of bacteria, viruses and protists and support you in the risk assessment and development of risk management strategies for biological agents.

We can apply our knowledge to varied sectors and backgrounds, such as:

  • Plant breeders
  • Speciality chemicals
  • Personal care
  • Food and feed
  • Bioenergy and product biorefining
  • Pulp and paper
  • Water treatment
  • Enzyme and protein production
  • Other actors that consider making use of biotechnologies

Related Keywords

  • Bio- Composites
  • In-vitro diagnostics
  • ecotoxicology
  • bio based
  • scale-up
  • microbial risk assessment

About Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

LIST develops competitive and market-oriented product/service prototypes for public and private stakeholders, and works across the entire innovation chain: fundamental and applied research, incubation, transfer of technologies. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.

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