ARTES Biotechnology has announced its collaboration with five other collaboration partners in a joint 28-month research programme that is granted by the national Deutsche Stiftung Umwelt within the ChemBioTec initiative. The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU is one of Europe’s largest foundations and promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects.

The funded project includes three academic partners and three biotech companies and is coordinated by Prof Dr Holger Zorn of the institute of food chemistry and food biotechnology at University Giessen.

The interdisciplinary research group has set the aim to study in a first time application the material recycling of straw and wood leftovers by using a fungus secretome.
With this project ARTES extends its activities in the area of production of bio-based fine chemicals from renewable resources.