Transition towards environment-friendly consumer products by co-creation of an oxidoreductase foundry

Project: EU project

Project Details


OXIPRO will contribute to the transition towards greener detergents, textiles, cosmetics and nutraceuticals by co-creating and co-developing an efficient oxidoreductase foundry under an interdisciplinary and systemic innovation approach, integrating high-performance computing and cutting-edge biotechnology. Oxidoreductases offer promising, yet underexploited solutions for enhancing sustainability in consumer products. Oxidoreductases are able to replace strong toxic and harmful oxidizers, create novel functionalities in substrates, transform waste to valuable products, and improve quality, appearance and durability of consumer products. In OXIPRO, a collaborative ecosystem and RRI framework will be created to guide the development of novel environmental-friendly oxidoreductase-based solutions in an oxidoreductase foundry: 1) Hygienization in liquid detergents to sustain low energy washing processes. 2) Develop a circular cotton-textile biobleaching process for reduction of energy, water and chemical consumption. 3) Improve the sensory quality of fish protein hydrolysates to facilitate new sustainable value chains and improve by-product utilization for clinical nutrition. 4) Replace polluting ingredients with natural polymers for sunscreen products with additional skin health promoting effects. OXIPRO will develop novel generic technology platforms: enzyme intelligence (in silico bioprospecting and evolution, machine learning) and enzyme technologies (microfluidic reactors, co-factor dependences, bio-degradable immobilization), which will enable a faster time-to-market of the OXIPRO developments. These platforms can be replicated to other enzyme families and industrial sectors. Taken together, OXIPRO’s interdisciplinary approach will contribute to broadening the application of enzymes in greener consumer products and to the overall sustainability and competitiveness of the European bio-based economy.
Effective start/end date1/06/2131/05/25

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Biocatalysts Ltd (Project partner)
  • Novozymes A/S (Project partner)
  • Calyxia SAS (Project partner)
  • SB Science Management UG (Project partner)
  • CRB Benelux BV (Project partner)
  • Zorluteks Tekstil Tic. ve San. A.Ş. (Project partner)
  • Redinn S.r.l. (Project partner)
  • Norce Innovation AS (Project partner)
  • University of Groningen (Project partner)
  • Gecco Biotech B.V. (Project partner)
  • Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion (Project partner)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (Project partner)
  • Rolco Bianil AE (Project partner)
  • NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (Project partner) (lead)
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • FNR-16-2020
  • textiles
  • nutrition
  • bioeconomy
  • machine learning
  • enzymes