Companies JIP 2020 - cluster:
Biobased

From lab to industrial scale – Textiles from fungi

MycoTEX develops custom-made products made from compostable mushroom roots directly in 3D. The students will be looking into taking the lab scale concept(s) into a large-scale plant design for the production of textiles from fungi, understanding of the economic and environmental implications of the process and how to tackle potential scale-up issues.

From lab to industrial scale – Bioplastic and fiber from algae

A process was found to produce biodegradable plastic from locally sourced macro algae. The students will be looking into taking the lab scale process into a large scale plant design and provide an understanding of the economic and environmental implications of the process and how to tackle potential scale-up issues.

From lab to industrial scale – Food and beverages from algae

FUL Foods is an early stage startup developing food and beverage products centered around a trademarked carbon negative ingredient ("FUL") featuring key protein and nutrients from microalgae. Your role would be to translate their lab process to an economically feasible design for industrial scale, understanding the environmental impacts of the process and designing a methodology for scaling-up their technology.