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Digital twins for the optimization of agrifood value chain processes and the supply of quality biomass for bio-processing

Objective

The EU agri-food sector is at a crossroads. The sector endures a string of crisis, suffering from losses and inefficiencies that affect the overall system efficiency, whilst the society expects always more to be done on environmental protection, and on providing secure, nutritional, and healthy food, demanding high added value products of sustainable production and verifiable traceability.

To tackle these challenges, BBTWINS will develop and validate two innovative digital twins in two use cases in Spain and Greece (meat and fruit production) following a multi-actor approach and integrating into a single platform all the processing steps (from crop to final products) and the valorisation of the bio-streams generated using innovative processing treatments. The use cases will be addressed following a holistic approach including an environmental, social, and economic assessment, and logistic issues.

The digital twins developed will integrate enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and software analytics, together with blockchain and strategic and operational logistic solutions in a single platform. BBTWINS digital twins will: (i) increase biomass availability, resource efficiency and sustainability for the bio-based industry, (ii) lower biomass losses from feedstock supply through the processing stages of the value chain; and (iii) allow a longer storage time before processing through more efficient pre-treatment steps and storage methods to better preserve the valuable components.

BBTWINS will validate at least 3 new products for the bio-based industry such as bioactive compounds for nutritional foods and nutraceutical products, fertilizers, protein concentrates for feed, and snacks.

The BBTWINS multi-actor consortium is constituted by 3 RTOs, 7 SMEs, 1 Bioeconomy Cluster, 1 Large Enterprise, and 1 cooperative in 8 EU countries with the necessary knowledge and ambition to succeed in the digital revolution of the agrifood sector

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
Address
Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 760 750

Participants (12)

SOLTEC INGENIEROS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 624 815
Address
Calle Caleira 5 7 Bajo Interior
36210 Vigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANOIMAGEN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 469 263
Address
Plaza Fermin Gurbindo 1 4 B
26004 Logrono (La Rioja)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 406
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLASZCZYK ANETA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 226 759
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLUSTER VIOOIKONOMIAS KAI PERIVALLONTOS DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 381 375
Address
Zep Area
50100 Kozani
Activity type
Other
STELVIOTECH UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 973
Address
Eulenspiegelstrasse 23B
81739 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PORCINO TERUEL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Poligono Industrial La Paz Calle M Sn
44195 Teruel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 300 555
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGROTIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS VELVENTOU H DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 108 063
Address
Achil Velventoy Kozani
50400 Velventos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 219
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO PARA A VALORIZACAO DE RESIDUOS ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 186 309
Address
Campus De Azurem Da Universidade Do Minho
4800-058 Guimaraes
Activity type
Research Organisations
REVOLVE MEDIA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 284 219
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)