The MeMBrane Challenge

Our two large industry partners (Lallemand and Pakmaya) are currently experiencing significant bioprocess challenges involving microbial cell factory membrane damage. The development of bioprocesses, which are more economic and eco-efficient, for Lallemand and Pakmaya, based on stress-tolerant microbes, will reduce costs in terms of fermentation times (representing major savings in energy expenses for cooling or heating these processes), create large energy savings, increase product quality and optimise product yields. Sustainability is now a major concern in industry and biotechnological companies and the ability of Pakmaya and Lallemand to influence their customers will ensure widespread impact of MeMBrane.