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Surfactants &
Emulsifiers

Discovering new types of marine Surfactants and Emulsifiers that are natural and sustainably sourced.

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Surfactants &
Emulsifiers

Marine microbes as a source of novel biosurfactants and bioemulsifiers.

Our Research

Surfactants and emulsifiers constitute an important class of chemical agents that are widely used in almost every sector of modern industry.

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Welcome to MARISURF!

Title: MARISURF – NOVEL, SUSTAINABLE MARINE BIO-SURFACTANT / BIO-EMULSIFIES FOR COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION
Programme:
Horizon 2020
Duration: September 2015 – August 2020 (60 months)
Consortium:
12 partners from 6 countries
Coordinator:
HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY (HWU), UK

Our consortium (consisting of academic institutions, industrial companies and end-users) offering a wide range of expertise, will address the technical bottlenecks for meeting our objectives, namely those of marine resource identification, sustainable supply, discovery pipeline and efficient production in biological systems.

The expected impact of the project is to increase the  efficiency of discovery pipelines, the development of more economic and eco-friendly end-products and finally in contributing to the implementation of the objectives of the EU Blue Growth.

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Latest News

End of year 4 update

In the fourth year (Sep 18 to Aug 19),  BBEPP has been developing an efficient process for polymer production, From the 4 promising strains ( 2 biosurfactants & 2 bioemulsifiers), […]

24 October 2019|

End of year 3 update

During the first 36 months, the MARISURF team has screened more than 500 marine bacteria strains for surfactant / emulsifying activity. The industrial end users have identified the desirable properties […]

24 April 2019|