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Enzyme technology for Lean and Green food processing

Objective

Plant material, including industrial vastes from grain production and the juice and vegetable oil industry, is a rich source for valuable functional ingredients for processed foods. Processing of relevant agricultural vaste and product refinery needs, however, rethinking, as it often depends on use of chemical reagents of environmental concern and of harsh reaction conditions with high energy demands. Large requirement of process water adds further to the environmental load. The LeanGreenFood Initial Training Network will focus on solutions to reduce consumption of water and energy, both scarce resources in the future. Carbohydrate and peptide processing to yield value-added food ingredients will be based on the use of mono-component enzymes and on technology developed for highly concentrated solution systems. The LeanGreenFood.network will train 13 ESR’s and 4 ER’s to develop and implement new enzyme-based technology for future development of a more sustainable production. The training will include development and use of specific on-line analytical methods for process monitoring. The use of mechanical treatment and high-pressure tuning of enzymes for process optimization will open up for further process control. The training programme and conferences will be open for participants from outside the Network with the perspective of training a new generation of food scientists.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 311 201
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

Participants (11)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 963 549
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vesna Prsic (Mrs.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 675 347
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgiou A. Constantinos (Dr.)
Danisco France

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Brunel 20
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graham Sworn (Dr.)
DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 769
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Van Den Berg (Dr.)
Biosensores, S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 81 983,98
Address
Ausias March 1
12593 Moncofar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hector De Paz (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 494 601
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jorn Dalgaard Mikkelsen (Prof.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 167 062
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Klaus G. Grunert (Prof.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 112 108
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Finn Kirpekar (Dr.)
DANISCO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 645
Address
Busch-johannsen-strasse 1
25899 Niebull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Grit Fischer (Ms.)
FOSS ANALYTICAL AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 255 986
Address
Slangerupgade 69
3400 Hillerød
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Norgaard (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 276,02
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto J. Sereno (Mr.)