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Prof. Dr. Lars Lauterbach
Prof. Dr. Lars Blank
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.01.2021 to 31.12.2024
EU contribution:
2.880.145,80 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 955740.  


Training network on the conversion of CO2 by smart autotrophic biorefineries


The turn towards renewable resources has enhanced the development of new processes such as those taking place in autotrophic biorefineries, where CO2 is transformed from a pollutant into a renewable resource. The EU-funded ConCO2rde project will train 11 early-stage researchers in pioneering research projects on the combination of synthetic biology methods with metabolic and process engineering and H2/CO2/O2-based fermentation. Moreover, it will deliver training in the industrial implementation of autotrophic biotransformation. The project will be carried out by a consortium of one transnational institute, six universities, eight industrial partners and one cluster, providing the required tools and preparing the next generation of researchers for the implementation of sustainable autotrophic processes in the EU’s biotech sector.


  • ACIB GmbH, Austria
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (Participation ended)
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Institut national des sciences appliquées de Toulouse, France
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands