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Non-Food Crops-to-Industry schemes in EU27

Objective

The ultimate objective is to explore the potential of non-food crops, which can be domestically grown in EU27 context, for selected industrial applications, namely oils, fibers, resins, pharmaceuticals and other specialty products and outline and prioritise crops-to-products schemes, suitable for the different Member States, which will support sustainable, economic viable and competitive European bio-based industry and agriculture. The proposed project will be carried in 8WPs. WP1 will report on non-food crops for selected industrial applications. Information will refer to main physical traits, cultivation areas, inputs, supply and logistics, yields, quality issues. WP2 will identify current molecular genetics technologies and suggest their potential applications in a crop-specific manner to address a wide range of breeding constraints. Improvement of non-food crops will entail breeding for agronomically important traits i.e yield and tolerance to abiotic and biotic conditions. WP3 will explore the potential and feasibility of the European industry to make high-value biobased products from non-food crosp and biotechnological routes. WP4 will perform supply chain cost analysis, identify best business opportunities, and assess the socio-economic impacts of selected crop-to-product schemes at EU-27, regional and country levels. WP5 will assess selected production and environmental impacts and identify a ‘core’ list of standards and criteria for the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of selected crops-to-product schemes in a global and country-specific perspective. WP6 will perform an integrated technical, environmental, and economic assessment to help selecting and prioritising non-food crops. WP7 will address dissemination issues. The expected output is to identify whether and under which terms Europe has the potential and the technical competence to develop a competitive bio-industry fed by a sustainable agriculture.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology/molecular genetics
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/sustainable agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2008-2B
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 177 284
Administrative Contact
Antonia Dimou (Ms.)

Participants (14)

OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 950
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Manz (Mr.)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 43 870
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleftheria Athanassiadou (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 58 850
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Monti (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 117 700
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 75 970
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erwin Schmid (Dr.)
BIOS AGROSYSTEMS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 40 660
Address
Thessaloniki Industrial Area, Entrance B
57022 Sindos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iraklis Alatsidis (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 81 320
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
INSTYTUT WLOKIEN NATURALNYCH I ROSLIN ZIELARSKICH
Poland
Address
Ul. Wojska Polskiego 71 B
60 630 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Wladyka-Przybylak (Dr.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 65 805
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitra Milioni (Dr.)
KENAF ECO FIBERS ITALIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 30 147,25
Address
Via Pieve 85
42016 Guastalla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valerio Zucchini (Dr.)
INSTITUTULUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE CHIMICO-FARMACEUTICA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 39 590
Address
Calea Vitan 112
031299 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vasile Cojanu (Mr.)
INSTITUT DES CORPS GRAS
France
EU contribution
€ 40 232
Address
Rue Gaspard Monge 11 Parc Industriel
33610 Canejan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean David Leao (Mr.)
HempFlax Exploitatie Bv.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 57 780
Address
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 131
1001 EZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucas Mark Reinders (Mr.)
INSTYTUT WLOKIEN NATURALNYCH I ROSLIN ZIELARSKICH

Participation ended

Poland
EU contribution
€ 73 186,75
Address
Ul. Wojska Polskiego 71 B
60 630 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Wladyka-Przybylak (Dr.)