Source: BIG C Initiative

The finalists for the G-BiB 2019 Award were Lignopure from Hamburg, which extracts lignin from biomass under chemical-free conditions and thus produces a high-quality and multifunctional biopolymer with many possible applications; Innovived from Leuven, which has developed the production of a sustainable 3D print filament from cigarette filter waste and thus contributes to the reduction of plastic waste in nature; and EBS-Engineering Biosurfactants from Stuttgart, the winner, has developed the fermentative production of two biosurfactants from renewable raw materials that are not yet available on the European market

The final award, which included a sparring day at High-Tech Gruenderfonds, one of Germany’s leading pre-seed investors, and 7,500 euros in prize money sponsored by Henkel, is intended to help the young team of EBS-Engineering Biosurfactants further pursue their idea.

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