The aim of the project is to develop enzymes for the processing of biomaterials from marine biomass. Seaweed and kelp contain high quantities of polysaccharides with a variety of bioactivity.
They are different from the sugars found in land plants and there is still a lack of enzyme tools to facilitate their processing from seaweed and conversion into valuable substances. The project will develop various enzymes to process bioactive saccharides, rare sugars, polyphenols and surfactants from seaweed. The market for such substances can be found in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.