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OLIVE LEAF MULTI-PRODUCT CASCADE BASED BIOREFINERY: FROM AN UNDER-USED BIOMASS IN THE PRIMARY SECTOR TO TAILORMADE SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH ADDED VALUE INTERNATIONAL MARKET APPLICATIONS

Objective

OLEAF4VALUE is a three-year project that will develop a complete valorization system for the olive leaf. 4,5 million ton of olive leaves are produced annually in the world by the olive oil industry, a key industry in southern Europe and along the Mediterranean coast (Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, among others). This recalcitrant biomass represents a problem for both the farmers and the whole olive oil industry, who need to remove it from the fields and the olive oil mills. This biomass is nowadays burnt in the fields, given to the cattle or, in some cases, combusted to produce energy.
OLEAF4VALUE will put together a competitive consortium of highly experienced partners devoted to the complete valorization of this new underexploited biomass. The consortium will address all the stages of the value chain: raw material, biorefining, post-extraction technologies, market validation and sustainability assessment. The goal of OLEAF4VALUE is to set up the basis of a smart value chain based on a newly developed 4.0 concept: Smart Dynamic Multi-Valorization-Route Biorefinery (SAMBIO) for the cascade valorization of the olive leaf biomass according to its physicochemical composition, particularly modulated by specific pretreatments to produce target products. Advanced green extraction and isolation technologies will be used to sequentially separate all fractions and compounds of value, with a zero-waste approach. Enzymatic biotransformation and nanoencapsulation technologies will be applied to develop tailor made prototypes according to end user market needs from high value sectors: food, feed, health, cosmetic, pharma and chemical industries. Large companies from these sectors within the consortium will guarantee a good market-oriented approach throughout the project.
OLEAF4VALUE will link the primary olive sector from southern Europe with large multinationals from the high valued competitive markets in a circular bioeconomy project.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NATAC BIOTECH SL
Address
C/ Poligono Industrial Las Canadas S/n
10700 Hervas
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 924 500

Participants (15)

OLEICOLA EL TEJAR NUESTRA SENORA DEARACELI S COOP AND
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ctra Cordoba Malaga Km 98
14915 Benameji
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGECOR AGROFORESTAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 227 906,25
Address
C/ San Alvaro 8 1 6
14003 Cordoba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNORENEW COE CENTER ODLICNOSTI ZA RAZISKAVE IN INOVACIJE NA PODROCJU OBNOVLJIVIH MATERIALOV IN ZDRAVEGA BIVANJSKEGA OKOLJA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 310 968,75
Address
Livade 6
6310 Izola - Isola
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 426 479,40
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE BRAGANCA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 280 278,75
Address
Campus De Santa Apolonia
5301 253 Braganca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOCHEMIZE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 374 276,25
Address
Carrer Marie Curie 8
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 296 251,50
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 378 021,62
Address
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 631,98
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
6108 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 317 362,50
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
MIBELLE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bolimattstrasse 1
5033 Buchs Ag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURIZON SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 625
Address
Calle Antonio Lopez 249 1 Local E2
28041 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZERO EMISSIONS ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 263 812,50
Address
Poortweg 4
2612 PA Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NNFCC LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 128,50
Address
Biocentre, Innovation Way, York Sci
YO10 5NY York
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOWI FEED AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sandviksbodene 78A
5035 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)