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Unlocking a feather bioeconomy for keratin-based agricultural products

Project description

Poultry feathers as a source of bio-based raw materials for the bioeconomy

Europe's poultry sector generates around 3.6 million tonnes of feathers per year. Around 25 % are collected separately for animal feed or fertilisers, while the rest is disposed of in landfills, incinerated or collected with other poultry by-products. Feathers comprise nearly 90 % keratin, a valuable protein that can be a source of biodegradable bioplastics for agriculture. The EU-funded UNLOCK project will design and demonstrate economically and environmentally sustainable value chains that can generate innovative bio-based products for agricultural applications, including seed trays, geotextiles, mulch films and hydroponic foams. Keratin-based materials will outperform their fossil-based counterparts by providing additional functionalities and environmental benefits at the end of life through controlled biodegradability, enriching the soil with nitrogen and generating zero waste.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 553 350

Participants (14)

CEDROB SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 395 798
Address
Ujazdowek 2A
06 400 Ciechanow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENERAL HYDROPONICS EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 139 211
Address
4 Boulevard Du Biopole Zone Industrielle Du Biopol
32500 Fleurance
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOEXTRAX AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 244 440
Address
Solvegatan 43
223 70 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIO-MI DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA PROIZVODNJU, ISTRAZIVANJEI RAZVOJ
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 475 650
Address
Put Brdo 15
51211 Matulji
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 338 851
Address
Poligono Industrial Empresarium C/ Romero 12
50720 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FARRELLY AND MITCHELL BUSINESS CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 956 032
Address
Unit 5A/5b Fingal Bay Business Park Balbriggan
K32 EH70 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 285 008
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INKOA SISTEMAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 347
Address
Av Ribera De Axpe 11 Edificio D 1 Oficina 208
48950 Erandio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT BIOPOLIMEROW I WLOKIEN CHEMICZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 251 281
Address
Ul Marii Sklodowskiej-curie 19 27
90570 Lodz
Activity type
Other
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 281 711
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 266 379
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACJA UNIMOS
Poland
EU contribution
€ 160 878
Address
Ul. Grzybowska 87
00 844 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 350 738
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIACIO COMARCAL URGELL D'AJUDA AL MINUSVALID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 880
Address
Calle Ferrer I Busquets 2
25230 Mollerussa
Activity type
Other