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VyatSU innovation projects


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VyatSU innovation projects

  1. 1. Vyatka State UniversityKirov, June 3, 2013Innovation Projects
  2. 2. Development of High Performance Technology forRecovery of Ethanol Fuel from Cellulose ContainingMaterialThe project aims at developing a technology for microbialconversion of cellulose and lignin (including by using agents basedon acid-resistant strains) to raise softwood biomass utilization rate,increase sugar output and improve bioethanol productiontechnology currently employed by BioChemPlant LLC and similarenterprises.The main difference of the proposed project is the research oflocal bacterial and fungal (mainly micromycete) cultures andcomprehensive study of enzymes involved in softwood lignin-cellulose complex decomposition,Completed so far: material conditioning technology wasdeveloped, a collection of cellulose and lignin decomposer strainswas compiled.Required funding: Euro 50000.Funds deployment: development of the industrialbioconversion technology.End result: a technology for bioconversion of various lignin-cellulose materials with high sugar output.
  3. 3. Development of Protein Feed Supplements withTreatment PropertiesOne of the currently relevant topics in livestock farming is the use offeed supplements with a probiotic effect for treatment and prevention ofdigestive disorders, first of all, in young stock.The technology proposed uses bran enzymolyzate as substrate forlactic acid bacteria cultivation. Lactobacillus strains usually found inintestinal flora of various farm animals and showing effective growth onbran enzynolyzate are used as probiotic cultures.The project’s ultimate goal is to obtain symbiotic feed supplementswith treatment properties for various farm animal species using a singletechnology based on affordable and widely available materials.Completed so far: high performance probiotic microorganismstrains were obtained, a laboratory cultivation technology was developed.Required funding: Euro 50000.Funds deployment: specifications development, marketingresearch, dosage form structuring, industrial cultivation technologydevelopment.End result: probiotic feed supplement.
  4. 4. Development of an ExperimentalBiopreparation Based on Oil OxidizingMicroorganism for Soil and Water SurfaceBioremediationThe most commonly encountered environment pollutant in oil andgas industry are hydrocarbon compounds, i.e. crude oil, natural gasliquid, fuel oil, diesel fuel oil, aircraft fuel, gasoline, kerosene, etc.The use of technologies based on biopreparations is a promisingpollution elimination technique that ensures high decontamination rate, iscost effective, simple, reliable and ecofriendly. The aim of the project isto develop a biopreparation based on oil oxidizing microorganisms.Completed so far: a oil decomposer strain collection wascompiled, a microorganism immobilization technology using peat carriermaterial was developed, pilot batches were produced.Required funding: Euro 100000.Funds deployment: marketing research, production of thepreparation in several versions depending on the applicationenvironment (temperature, substrate, etc)End result: a preparation for elimination of oil spills both on dryland and in the water.
  5. 5. Plant Material Processing for Production of DietarySupplements and Functional Food ProductsThe project envisages integrated plant materialprocessing to ensure maximum utilization of almost everyuseful and valuable component relying on ecosafe andsustainable techniques.So far we have developed a wastefree method forprocessing of wild berries and fruits to obtain a wide range ofbiologically active preparations. The technology is currentlyimplemented at a pilot low-output enterprise. In particular, thefollowing products were obtained from rose hips: tea beveragewith vitamins, pectin-enriched syrup with radioprotectionproperties, rose hip oil.Completed so far: a wastefree method for processing ofwild berries and fruits.Required funding: Euro 50000.Funds deployment: marketing research, design of aseries of dietary supplements based on plant ingredientsEnd result: a series of dietary supplements withtreatment effect.РастворительМасло на дегазациюМасляный концентратОболочка плодоваяшиповникаОрешкишиповникаПлодышиповникаМезгаСпиртНа приготовлениесиропа шиповникаСпиртованный морсв ликеро-водочноепроизводствоРастительноемаслоВозврат спиртаМезгаАзотПослеэкстракционный шротОсадокОсадокОсадокФерментВодаСухой осадокКаротолинОболочка плодовая шиповникана приготовление чаяНа приготовлениехолосасаНа приготовлениекормовой добавки
  6. 6. Production of Nanocomposite MaterialsBased on Plant PolysaccharidesA recently discovered interrelation between pectins and their physiologicaleffect led to development of new plant biopreparations based on pectinsubstances for use in medicine, food industry, health and beauty industry andagriculture.Polymer systems based on plant polysaccharides (pectin polysaccharides,galactomannans) and chitosan proved effective as biologically active substancecarriers and controlled release vehicles.The use of pectin polysaccharides (classified among biological responsemodifiers) in production of nanostructured materials can be of interest owing totheir diverse physiological effect.Project objective: to develop nanocomposites based on pectinpolysaccharides with a known composition and structure and study their use asantibacterial preparations.Completed so far: the composition and physiological effect of a numberof pectins recovered from wild and domestic plants were studied, a method forcultivation of plant cells producing the most valuable pectins was developed.Required funding: Euro 100000.Funds deployment: development of pectin-based immune responsemodulating preparations, development of a new type of adjuvants that would bebased on pectin-chitosan complex for a wide range of medicationsEnd result: a series of biologically active preparations.
  7. 7. Medical ozone generatorsThe development allows to implement ozonetherapy in the prevention and treatment ofmany diseases, including infectious ones, andin the beauty industry. Developments in thefield of ozone therapy have been conducting inthe Vyatka State University since 1973.Several medical ozone generators prototypeswere created already. Medical ozone generatorcan generate ozone with a given concentration.Project phase : prototype is doneRequired funding : 50000 euroItems of expenditure: production licensing, start ofproduction.Eventual result: Medical ozone generatorsmanufacturing production.Payback period: 2 years.
  8. 8. Lubricating brushes, made on the basis ofmolybdenum disulfideBrush tearing in alternating current commutatormachine limits its operation time. Tearingdepends on the type of brushes, collectormaterial, sparking level, speed, conductivebrush pressure. Conducted by theDepartment of Electrical machinery andapparatus research have developed amethod of brush tearing reduction by 7-8times through the use of lubricating brushes,made ​​on the basis of molybdenumdisulphide.Project phase: brush prototype is done, solidlubricant manufacturing technology isdeveloped.Required funding : 70000 euroItems of expenditure: production licensing, startof production.Eventual result: Lubricating brushesmanufacturing production.Payback period: 3 years
  9. 9. Ekaterina A. Martinson, Head of Biological DepartmentRussia, 610000, Moskovskaya st., 36Tel/Fax +7(8332)321649E-mail: biotech.vgu@gmail.comSergey G. Litvinets, Vice-Rector for ScienceRussia, 610000, Moskovskaya st., 36Tel/Fax +7(8332)641591E-mail: