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Intelligent and easy tool to categorise and characterise flour quality for consumer-driven wheat baked goods in European SME-bakery and cereal sector

Objective

The FLOURplus proposal was initiated by concerned SMEs and industrial associations that have realized the fluctuations in wheat quantity and quality due to the progressing climate change. Their aim is to finally tackle the core problem of the increasingly varying, non-detectable and thus incontrollable flour quality – being aware that this requires a European-wide sector-solution supported throughout both, milling and bakery sector. The proposed project will deliver a modern and smart process control system (FLOURplus system) which enables to accurately determine the flour quality and to counterbalance varying qualities throughout the main processing steps and quality determining stages (fermentation, proofing, selection of yeast and other ingredients) in manufacturing. The pilot implementation will be performed on widely consumed white bread loaves (large volume product) and rolls (small volume). The system will be ready-to-use for more resource-efficiency and production safety in various scale manufacturing systems, and it will be ready to directly connect to existing and innovative analytical tools and processing equipment and to expand to further products for optimal market penetration. The proposing associations aim to further use the generated knowledge on versatile processing opportunities and correlated product quality and consumer preferences to support specifically their SME members by providing hands-on advice and training on how to manufacture custom-tailored core products to improve SME competitiveness in the market via quality properties (product appearance, sensory) rather than price-competition.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DE LA BOULANGERIE INDUSTRIELLE
Address
Grand Place 10
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 117 429,90
Administrative Contact
Susanne Döring (Mrs)

Participants (8)

VERBAND DEUTSCHER GROSSBAECKEREIEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 723,10
Address
In Den Diken 33
40472 Duesseldorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Armin Juncker (Mr.)
BACKHAUS HAUSSLER GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 259 887
Address
Alpenstrasse 79
87700 Memmingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herrmann Häußler (Mr.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 180,20
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie Shrestha (Mrs)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 33 536
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 39 108,80
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE LA INDUSTRIADE PANADERIA, BOLLERIA Y PASTELERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 793
Address
Diego De Leon 54
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Virginia Fernandez (Mrs.)
FEDERATION DES ENTREPRISES DE BOULANGERIE ET PATISSERIE FRANCAISE ORGANISME PROFESSIONNEL
France
EU contribution
€ 140 153
Address
Quai De La Loire 34
75019 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nicole Watelet (Mrs.)
TOP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 496 890,80
Address
Agro Business Park 10
6708 PW Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wouter De Heij