SucroLevan – production of a high-molecular microbial fructose polymer

The project, which is being funded by the BMBF’s program “New Products for the Bioeconomy” from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2019, aims to use biotech processes to produce a very pure form of levan. This interesting fructose polymer, with its hydrocolloidal structure, very adhesive film properties and oxygen barrier, offers a range of applications, especially in the cosmeceutical industry, for example, as a

  • moisturizer in cosmetics
  • hydrogel coating substance or substitute for blood plasma in medicine
  • bio-adhesive or oxygen barrier in fine chemicals
  • fat substitute and water-soluble fiber in food

Partners in the project: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; Society for the Promotion of Medical, Bio and Environmental Technologies/GMBU e. V.; artefactum and Innovent Jena. BCM BioEconomy Cluster Management GmbH acts as its business consultant.