The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is the world’s first interdisciplinary research center within biosustainability and development of cell factories.

DTU Biosustain’s ambition is to develop new knowledge and technology that can support the transformation from a petrochemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based industry, in which chemicals are produced biotechnological using microbial production hosts, i.e. cell factories.

DTU Biosustain also investigates how to develop robust cell factories for the efficient production of biopharmaceuticals and anti-microbials. DTU Biosustain has ongoing research/development activities primarily in bacteria (i.e. E. coli, Streptomyces and P. putida) and yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).

On these pages, you will find information about our applied and translational activities, which bridge the gap between academia and industry. We both have a broad IP-portfolio and a long list of succesful spin-outs and start-ups. Furthermore, we have an in-house pre-pilot plant (PPP), in which a number of groups work on optimizing all the bioprocesses involved in cell factory design and fermentation.