Partners: Lund University, University of Stuttgart, University of Gronigen, Roquette, RocheNimbleGen, Prokazyme, Semgen

Research Fund: FP7

Started: 2011


Guðmundur Óli Hreggviðsson

Strategic Researcher

The AMYLOMICS project utilized the diverse ecosystems of geothermal areas in Iceland to develop heat-resistant enzymes for use in the starch and sugar industries.

Heat and acid resistance are essential properties in such industrial processes, but can be found in the enzymes of organisms in thermal areas.

The project was carried out e.g. in collaboration with the French company Roquette Frères, which is one of the largest in Europe in the production of starch and derivatives, with an annual turnover of about 7 billion euros.