Research Group for Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining

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    Henrik Dams Allé, Building 202

    DK-2800 Kgs Lyngby


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Research Group for Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining improves the efficiency and quality of brewery and dairy production processes and utilizes industrial side streams in the production of food and feed ingredients, biochemicals and biofuel in order to ensure sustainable food production.

The group’s research activities are centered on both fundamental and applied biotechnology, with the view to establishing a basis for effective bioconversion of a wide range of renewable feedstocks into useful industrial products. Our research focuses on the entire value chain from raw material pre-treatment, engineering and adaption of both bacterial and yeast strains as microbial cell factories, fermentation optimization and product characterization.

Our research targets for the future are:

  • to promote sustainable food production through the development of microbial processes for the production of high quality protein
  • to promote sustainable production of ingredients for food and feed production alongside biochemicals and bioenergy
  • to understand and develop new biological processes for downstream processing and recovery of selected components of the value chain for beer and food production

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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