Publications and Public Deliverables


Webinar 2: “Greener Ingredients for bio-based paints and coatings”

Amelie Skopp (Technical University Munich) – The beauty of “green” – rethinking an approach to bio-based ingredients

Srdjan Gavrilović (TalTech) – Greener ingredients for paints and coatings – biotechnology aspect

Anders Ødum (Chromologics) – Scale up of precision fermentation for bio-based ingredients


Webinar 1: “Towards bio-based paints and coatings – fundamentals and an introduction to the perfecoat project”

Christine Louise (Evonik Coating Additives) – Paint and Coating Fundamentals 

İlker Kocabıyık (Organik Kimya) – Introduction to Architectural Coatings and Review of Sustainability Trends  

Alexander Wentzel (SINTEF AS) – Overview of the PERFECOAT project and its approach and technologies



Lacktestungsanlage Goldschmidt Evonik

Training the next generation of plastics pollution researchers: tools, skills and career perspectives in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field

Mitrano, Denise; Bigalke, Moritz; Booth, Andy; Catarci Carteny, Camilla; Coffin, Scott; Egger, Matthias; Godikas, Andreas; Hüffer, Thorsten; Koelmans, Albert; Lahive, Elma; Mattsson, Karin; Reynaud, Stefanie; Wagner, Stephan

in Microplastics and Nanoplastics, 3(Article number: 24 (2023)), 01 November 2023.; DOI 10.1186/s43591-023-00072-4


Spontaneously established syntrophic yeast communities improve bioproduction

Kaur Aulakh, Simran; Sellés Vidal, Lara; Peng, Huadong; Jayasree Varma, Sreejith; Herrera-Dominguez, Lucia; Ralser, Markus; Ledesma-Amaro, Rodrigo

in Nature Chemical Biology volume 19; 29 May 2023; DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160038

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Modular Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Coculture Strategies for the Production of Aromatic Compounds in Yeast

Huadong Peng; Ruiqi Chen; William M. Shaw; Piotr Hapeta; Wei Jiang; David J. Bell; Tom Ellis; Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

in CS Synth. Biol. 2023, 12, 6, 1739–1749; 23 May 2023; DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160038

Evonik Industries, HTE-Anlage, Goldschmidt

Host-aware RNA-based control of synthetic microbial consortia

Alice Boo; Harman Mehta; Rodrigo Ledesma Amaro; Guy-Bart Stan

in bioRxiv; 13 May 2023; DOI 10.1101/2023.05.15.540816


Vibrio natriegens genome‐scale modeling reveals insights into halophilic adaptations and resource allocation

Lucas Coppens; Tanya Tschirhart; Dagmar H Leary; Sophie M Colston; Jaimee R Compton; William Judson Hervey; Karl L Dana; Gary J Vora; Sergio Bordel; Rodrigo Ledesma‐Amaro

in Molecular Systems Biology (2023), 19; 27 February 2023;
DOI 10.15252/msb.202110523

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A primer to directed evolution: current methodologies and future directions

Lara Sellés Vidal; Mark Isalan; John T. Heap; Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

in RSC Chemical Biology, 271-291; 23 January 2023; DOI 10.1039/d2cb00231k



High Performance Bio-based Functional Coatings for Wood and Decorative Applications (PERFECOAT)

Skopp, A.; Liu, Y.; Sieber, J.

Poster-Presentation at the Key Technologies in the Bioeconomy Conference, 27–29th September 2022 in Straubing, Germany.

What makes Yarrowia lipolytica well suited for industry?

Park, Young-Kyoung; Ledesma-Amaro, Rodrigo

published in CellPress – Trends in BioTechnology, 41(2), P242-254,05 August 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2022.07.006

Lacktestungsanlage Goldschmidt Evonik

Resource-aware whole-cell model of division of labour in a microbial consortium for complex-substrate degradation

Eliza Atkinson; Zoltan Tuza; Giansimone Perrino; Guy-Bart Stan; Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

in Microbial Cell Factories, Volume 21 (1), p.115 e00200; 14 June, 2022
DOI: 10.1186/s12934-022-01842-0

Development of a dedicated Golden Gate Assembly Platform (RtGGA) for Rhodotorula toruloides

Bonturi, N.; Pinheiro; Monteiro de Oliveira; Rusadze; Eichinge; Liudžiūtė; Sabedotti De Biaggi; Brauer; Remm; Alves Miranda; Ledesma-Amaro; Lahtvee, Petri-Jaan

in Metabolic Engineering Communications, Volume 15, e00200; 23 May 2022

Evonik Industries, HTE-Anlage, Goldschmidt

Generating environmental sampling and testing data for micro- and nanoplastics for use in life cycle impact assessment

C. Askhama; V. H. Pauna; A. Boulay; P. Fantke; O. Jolliet; J. Lavoie; A.M. Booth; C. Coutris; F. Verones; M. Weber; M. G. Vijver; A. Lusher; C. Hajjar

in Science of The Total Environment, Volume 859, Part 2, 10 February 2023, 160038; DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160038

Press Releases

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Everything you ever wanted to know about sustainable paint and coatings: The PERFECOAT Webinar Series

Starting on 5 March 2024 the CBE JU funded research project PERFECOAT launches its upcoming webinar series to present bio-based compounds for sustainable paints and coatings as well as end applications to young researchers.

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Invitation to the Stakeholder Event “Bio-Based Innovations for Industrial Applications“

Explore the latest bio-based solutions for a variety of applications. The event combines presentations, a poster exhibition and plenty of opportunities for networking. Speakers will include researchers involved in the development of new bio-based materials and representatives from industry and the CBE JU.

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Painting a Bio-Based Future with Microbially Produced Alginates, Lipids and Pigments

To add to the pursuit of a climate-neutral Europe and a truly circular economy, the PERFECOAT project develops and validates a new generation of industrial wood and decorative coatings with more than 25% bio-based components

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Zukunft nachhaltig gestalten mithilfe von mikrobiell hergestellten Alginaten, Lipiden und Pigmenten

Um ein klimaneutrales Europa zu schaffen und Kreislaufwirtschaft aktiv zu fördern, entwickelt und validiert das Forschungsprojekt PERFECOAT eine neue Generation industrieller Holz- und Dekorationsfarben und Lacke mit über 25% bio-basierten Komponenten.

Evonik Industries, HTE-Anlage, Goldschmidt

New BBI JU and EU Horizon 2020-Project PERFECOAT – High Performance Bio-based Functional Coatings for Wood and Decorative Applications

Achieving a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 requires the replacement of fossil-based material with bio-based material on a broad basis. Today, almost 1 million tonnes of paints and coatings are produced in Europe each year, with more than 80 % still being from fossil resources. Even those coatings that do rely on bio-based compounds often have CO₂ footprints little different from the existing coatings. Reducing the impact of these coatings would represent a major advance in Europe’s climate ambitions. To address this challenge the PERFECOAT project will develop and validate a new generation of industrial wood and decorative coatings with significantly more than 25 % bio-based components that meet and even surpass the current quality and sustainability standards.

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BBI JU to invest €104.5 million into circular bio-based projects

This is the seventh and last BBI JU call which will bring the total investment of the initiative to €821.6 million and the BBI JU’s portfolio to 142 projects

Public Deliverables

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