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New Advances in the integrated Management of food processing wAste in India and Europe: use of Sustainable Technologies for the Exploitation of byproducts into new foods and feeds

Objective

According to the EU-India Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement, there is a converging Indian and European interest in finding promising valorization routes and markets for fruit and cereal processing by-products and wastes. NAMASTE will develop innovative, comprehensive and industry-relevant approaches for the valorization of citrus, mango and pomegranates by-products and wastes as well as of wheat and rice bran, thought the environmentally and economically sustainable conversion of these by-products/wastes into healthy food ingredients, foods and feeds. NAMASTE-EU will particularly focus on citrus and wheat bran processing, and will develop and assess laboratory-scale experimental protocols to convert by-products/wastes into food ingredients and new foods with improved nutritional properties (e.g. fruit paste, citrus filled snacks, citrus-based snacks, fruit enriched breakfast cereals, citrus paste-based self-stable fillers for bakery products, a new citrus/mango based feed for aquaculture). NAMASTE-India will adopt complementary/synergic strategies, technologies and processes for turning by-products/wastes of mango/pomegranate processing and rice bran in similar ingredients, new foods and feeds. A proactive EU-India cooperation effort will be adopted to enhance mutual benefits, in terms of both knowledge generation and market expansion for the global food and drink industry. NAMASTE joint consortia will strictly collaborate on common by-products and shared food technologies as well as on activities aimed at investigating the nutritional quality, chemical and microbial safety of the resulting foods/feeds, and the environmental benefits and economic opportunities associated to industrial production. The direct involvement of strongly committed EU and Indian industries (and of an external Industrial Platform) will provide the high added value of guaranteeing the validation of developed processes and products, thus ensuring fast and effective industrial uptake

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 401 417
Administrative Contact
Bandini Verdiana (Dr.)

Participants (6)

QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 318 000,20
Address
Quadram Institute Bioscience Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 354 607
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rebeca Garitaonaindia (Ms.)
Campden BRI Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 195 024,80
Address
Haller U 2
1096 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gyula Dégen (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 140 985
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Broeze (Dr.)
Grupo Leche Pascual
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 946
Address
Carretera Palencia
09400 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael De José (Mr.)
J RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 015
Address
Holzmuhle 1
73494 Rosenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Betha Haefele (Ms.)