ATOLExecution 

Advanced Tailored OLigosaccharides (ATOL)

Introduction
This project focuses on the production and use of tailored oligosaccharides. Depending on their structure, oligosaccharides are known for their interesting bio-active properties such as prebiotic activity, anti-oxidant, anti-hypertensive, anticoagulant agent, plant elicitors, … They can be used in food industry (stabilizer, thickener), pharmaceuticals (absorbing & gelling agent, excipient), medical devices, personal care industry (creams, lotions), cardboard and paper industries. Additionally, oligosaccharides can be grafted onto surfaces or used as tunable polar structure in biological, biodegradable and/or biocompatible dispersants.
The current industrial partners will focus their efforts on the development of feed additives and dispersants.

Goal
The main objective of the ATOL proposal is to generate the knowledge base for developing new pectin derived functional ingredients that can be applied to improve animal and human health and can be used as building blocks for creating ingredients with techno-(bio)functional properties. The two specific objectives are to create new insights in process-structure-function relations and to develop economically viable prototype processes and products.

 

Project type: ICON
Approved on: 10/09/2017
Duration: 01/07/2018 – 30/06/2021
Total project budget: EUR 1.153.988
Subsidy: EUR 947.717
Partners:         VITO logo blends