the valorisation of wheat bran into surfactant molecules

ValBran will develop original and environmentally friendly biotechnological and green chemistry pathways for the production of various surfactant molecules from wheat bran. Molecules with high added value for various applications (cosmetics, detergents, phytosanitary agents…) will be targeted. The approach will consist of developing several laboratory-scale transformation pathways and then selecting the most promising(s) for pilot upscaling in order to obtain economic and environmental impact of the developed process(es). Wheat bran residues generated during the process will be of interest for animal feed.

The partners:

In Champagne Ardenne and in Picardie : Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, IAR (Industries des Agro-Ressources).

In Wallonia: University of Luik, Valbiom and Greenwin.

In Flanders: VITO, Inagro and Catalisti.

Press Release: Communiqué – ValBran – EN