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What research on filamentous fungi?

The CIRM-CF is involved in several research projects of the BCF UMR aimed at the discovery and development of new fungal enzymes in the area of plant biomass processing:

Survey of lignocellulolytic capabilities over the order Polyporales (Fungi, Basidiomycetes) (2013-2015)

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The UMR BCF has initiated a collaboration with the Joint Genome Institute (JGI - US Department of Energy) for the genome sequencing of 40 strains of filamentous fungi conserved in the CIRM-CF collection.

This project aims to explore the functional diversity within the Polyporales, an order of fungi containing species capable of deconstructing the plant walls to facilitate sugar extraction. This project will allow the identification of high-performance enzymes for the conversion of plant biomass and production of platforms molecules for green chemistry applications.

Principal Partners: Bernard Henrissat et Pedro Coutinho (AFMB, Marseille, France), Dan Cullen (Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA), Régis Courtecuisse (Université de Lille, France), David Hibbett (Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA), Ursula Kües (University of Göttingen, Germany), Francis Martin (INRA-Nancy, France), Angel T. Martinez (Biological Research Centre, Madrid, Spain), Antonio Pisabarro (Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain), Ronald P. de Vries (CBS, Utrecht, The Netherlands), Han Wösten (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

FUTUROL project (2008-2017)

This project, funded by OSEO Innovation under SAS Procethol 2 G, focusses on the development and marketing of a complete process for 2nd generation cellulosic ethanol production from a variety of lignocellulosic feedstocks (wheat straw, Miscanthus, short rotation coppice). Futurol includes a pilot-phase study, followed by a prototype phase.

Principal Partners: Research and Development : INRA, IFP Energies Nouvelles, ARD, Lesaffre; Industrial : Total, Tereos, Champagne céréales, ONF