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Ingredients for Food and Beverage industry from a lignocellulosic source

Objective

Obtaining value-added products from agricultural waste is one of the most relevant key objectives to develop a greener bio-based economy and a future sustainable agricultural framework. This is indeed the objective of LIGNOFOOD project: ingredients for food and beverage industry from a lignocellulosic source.
LIGNOFOOD project brings together 5 recognized research organisms and 4 bio-technological SMEs to deal with obtaining xylooligosaccharides (XOS) with the greatest prebiotic potential and xylitol from industrial hemp, an ecological resource of lignocellulosic material.
Industrial hemp is one of the oldest cultivated plants and responsible of numerous environmental benefits; resistant to pests allowing reduction of agricultural biocides use, positive crop-sequencing effect for other bioenergy crops, and fast crop growth with low husbandry costs. Thus, it is a renewable resource with great potential to obtain ingredients of added value. XOS are non-digestible dietary components that have been recently reported to stimulate growth and/or modify the metabolic activity of beneficial bacteria and improve gut health. On the other hand, xylitol is also of great value because of its low caloric and low glycemic index, and used as sugar substitute.
The combination of two production biotechnologies in one integrated process to obtain two products (XOS and xylitol) from a renewable resource is of great interest in terms of cost efficiency and sustainability. Furthermore, the health functionality and safety of the ingredients will be assured, and their addition to food matrices for food product development will be explored according to the sensorial properties and consumer acceptance evaluation to meet the final user/stakeholder preferences and needs.
The participating SMEs will be able to exploit the results of these studies for XOS and xylitol commercialization and improve their competitiveness by gaining access to the rapidly growing market of functional foods.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

CONTACTICA S.L.
Address
Calle Canchal 8 Local 3
28021 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 111 090,20
Administrative Contact
Manuel Román Jimeno (Mr.)

Participants (12)

ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION ALIMENTARIA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 443,68
Address
Calle Los Huertos 2 Poligono 2
26500 Calahorra La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Macarena Baylos De Nárdiz (Mrs)
ENVIROHEMP SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 158,78
Address
Pol Ind Aloa Calle A Nave 03
31100 Puente La Reina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Roman (Mr.)
HELVACIZADE GIDA VE IHTIYAC MADDELERI SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 276 489,28
Address
Fevzi Cakmak Mah Ankara Yolu 6 Km
42050 Konya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zeliha üstün (Mr.)
BIOTECHNOLOGY POWER SRL INGEGNERIA ED IMPIANTI

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 589,43
Address
Viale Aldo Moro 14
71017 Torremaggiore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Agosta (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 26 251
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 25 742,40
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernd Nidetzky (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 24 714
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rianne De Ligt (Dr.)
SELCUK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 20 840
Address
Alaaddin Keykubat Yerleskesi, Akademi Mahallesi, Yeni Istanbul Caddesi N369/1
42130 Selcuklu Konya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mustafa Ersoz (Prof.)
ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 857,12
Address
Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Macarena Baylos De Nárdiz (Mrs)
ISANATUR SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 671 739,78
Address
Pol Ind Aloa Calle A Naves 01 02
31100 Puenta La Reina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Sánchez Litago (Mr.)
BIOTEHNISKAIS CENTRS AS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 157 804,33
Address
Dzerbenes Iela 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juris Vanags (Dr.)
HIDROLAB S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 280
Address
Calle C 10 Poligono Industrial 10
02007 Albacete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ángel Polo (Mr.)