Scope of the project

The aim of Biokatalyse is to acquaint traditional chemical industry with the Key Enabling Technology Biocatalysis. Biocatalysis is a technology that uses enzymes instead of chemical catalysts to catalyse or speed up chemical processes. The target group is the Flemish chemical industry that is mainly making use of conventional chemical conversion techniques.

Replacing traditional chemical processes by biocatalytic processes is typically resulting in:

  • a lower use of energy
  • an increase in yield and reaction selectivity
  • an increase in product purity

In addition, less toxic waste is produced during the process.

As a result, biocatalysis is leading to a greener, more competitive chemical industry.