Bora Çetin is the first student to be exchanged between the WOW! project’s partners. He is an Avans student studying Biology and Biomedical Research with a specialization in Biotechnology now doing his internship at TU Kaiserslautern.
During an Avans project, beginning of this school year, he got inspired with the WOW! project and especially with PHA bioplastic. We asked Bora about his experiences.
What was your role in the WOW! project at Avans and what were your results?
“The initial objective of the project at Avans was to examine whether a residual stream from Pulsed Heat BV, from the cellulose pilot within WOW!, could serve as a substrate for PHA production. Secondly, we focused on setting up a process to select PHA producing bacteria in activated sludge. Under the tested conditions, the residual stream from Pulsed Heat appeared ineffective for PHA production. We did establish a functioning selection process.”