Sustainable processes lead EU-funded project


An EU-funded project aims to bring more environmentally friendly processes to the market, writes Carmen Paun

A research project that has received t7m in funding from the European Commission is working to bring more environmentally friendly processes into the mainstream of the cosmetics industry in Europe. The OPTIBIOCAT (Optimised esterase biocatalysts for cost-effective industrial production) project, which began in 2013, wants to replace resource and energy-intensive chemical processes currently used in the cosmetics industry with less intensive ones, based on enzymes.


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