BAMMBO

Sustainable production of biologically active molecules of marine based origin

Initiative Type: Projects

BeleĢm Statement Area: Ocean Observation, Ocean Resources

Initiative Location: Belgium,Brazil,France,Ireland,Italy,Portugal,Russia,Spain

Time Frame: 2011-2014

Description:

BAMMBO will provide innovative solutions to overcome existing bottle-necks associated with culturing marine organisms in order to sustainably produce high yields of value-added products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial sectors. BAMMBO will screen and identify target marine organisms (e. g. bacteria, fungi, sponges, microalgae, macroalgae and yeasts) from diverse global locations for potential as sustainable producers of high?added value molecules (HVAB?s). Our project will apply analytical methods for the extraction, purification and enrichment of targeted bioactive compounds. A detailed life cycle analysis of the production pathways developed in the project will be undertaken to fully evaluate the sustainability of production of biologically active products from marine organisms. BAMMBO will exploit knowledge and technologies developed during the project and effectively manage their transfer to relevant stakeholders in industry and the research community, as well as to policy-makers. We have brought together a multidisciplinary consortium of specialist Research and SME partners representing 8 countries including partners from ICPC countries Russia and Brazil, and from EU member states at Mediterranean, Adriatic and Atlantic coasts. In adhering to the European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research this three year project will encourage capacity-building, integration and synergies across relevant marine sectors.

Contact: Daniel Walsh, Limerick Institute of Technology, daniel.walsh@lit.ie

Initiative Website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/265896