Planned activities:
° Research of microbal strains able to activate the fermentation of organic compounds (such as lipid, carbohydrates, protein) in cosmetic and nutraceutical products;
° Finding, from commercial collections and research institutions, of microbial strains able to activate the fermentation;
° Culture of microorganisms and their application to different biomasses into small-sized fermenters;
° Characterisation of the products obtained and assessment of the feasibility of the process.

Expected output:

° Production of hyaluronic acid from scraps from the agro-food sector;
° Production of other compounds of cosmetic and pharmaceutical interest from food scraps;
° Reduction of disposal costs of agro-waste;
° Economical valorisation of agro-waste.