The EU project LUCRA is dedicated to reshaping the production of succinic acid. Funded by the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), LUCRA has embarked on a mission that unites ten industrial partners (start-ups, SMEs, large enterprises) and renowned research centres from seven countries. Together, they span the entire value chain, from feedstock to final products.

At its core, LUCRA is focused on one fundamental goal: demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of turning organic waste into bio-succinic acid on a pre-industrial scale. This versatile building block holds the key to biobased innovation across a multitude of industries, including packaging, personal care, food & beverage, textiles, agriculture, and automotive.

Driven by cutting-edge thermal and enzymatic technologies, innovative fermentation processes, and revolutionary electrochemical methods, LUCRA, led by Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Belgium, is forging a path toward a sustainable, resource-efficient, and circular bioeconomy. It’s a journey that promises economic feasibility and a brighter, more eco-friendly future.

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