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PROgress in Saving Proteins And Recovering Energy

Objective

The animal by-products (AB-P) industry has always been a vital part of the world food production chain, providing valuable new products and reducing pollution loads. Anyway, the treatment of animal bioresources requires new and safe biotechnological tools and processes are developed. PROSPARE aims at developing a technological platform for multi-purpose processing of AB-P, in particular poultry ones, flexible enough to be tailored to different industrial sector needs. Using a novel biocatalytic approach unmarketable poultry secondary resources will be converted into value added peptide hydrolysates leading to marketable end-products, with programmable nutritional properties, and biodiesel. Innovative techniques will be used for the molecular characterization of the hydrolyzates. Safety issues associated with new technologies will be properly addressed and novel methods to assess the healthiness of intermediate and end-products developed and compared to standard ones. Platform feasibility will be demonstrated by scaling up to pre-industrial pilot level. The technological innovations will allow obtaining a range of products with programmed functional properties and sensory characteristics that will appeal to consumer objective and subjective requests. Functional characteristics to be targeted will include antioxidant, prebiotic, antimicrobial, antihypertensive properties. The outcome of the PROSPARE project is likely to generate a significant technological breakthrough in the field of AB-P treatment. This will therefore have an impact on the current Regulatory Framework both in EU and RF. An important aim of the project is to prepare the ground for the evolution of the Commission directives in that context. Moreover, taking advantage of this international cooperation, recommendations on how to harmonise, in the longer term, both legislations will also be delivered to the Commission.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 626 910
Administrative Contact
Letizia Barantani (Ms.)

Participants (7)

A.N. BAKH INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 600 900
Address
Leninsky Prospect 33
119071 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Popov (Prof.)
SYMBOL LTD
Russia
EU contribution
€ 349 950
Address
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141552 Moscow Region, Rhavki Vill., Gu Vniipp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrey Shiriaev (Mr.)
STATE INSTITUTION ALL-RUSSIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR POULTRY PROCESSING INDUSTRY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES GU VNIIPP
Russia
EU contribution
€ 226 050
Address
Rszavki P O Vniipp 1
141552 Solnechnogorsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viktor Gushchin (Prof.)
MOBITEK-M
Russia
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Pos. Institut 6
249010 Borovsk Kaluga Region
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irina Lyblinsky (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 360 045
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kurt Peys (Dr.)
CORE BIOTECH SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 190 800
Address
Avenue Franklin D.roosevelt 146
1050 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Mongia (Mr.)
AGRICOLA TRE VALLI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 400
Address
Via Valpantena
37142 Quinto Di Valpantena (Verona)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Filippo Veronese (Dr.)