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Enabling small-to-medium sized oven technology producers and bakeries to exploit innovative Low Energy Ovens

Objective

The LEO project will enable small-to-medium sized oven producers and bakeries to exploit two key research results from the completed FP6 EU-FRESHBAKE project, “Freshly Baked Breads with Improvement of Nutritional Quality and Low Energy Demanding for the Benefit Of the Consumer and of the Environment” (Project no. 036302).

The key results to be exploited in the LEO project consist in an Infrared oven technology developed for batch and conveyor oven. A prototype oven was built by ONIRIS and the use of only infrared lamps for heating was successfully demonstrated for baking dough during the EU FRESHBAKE project. Compared to a standard baking oven, the pre-heating step with the prototype oven required between 20-40% less specific energy with a gain in time up to 70%. The invention has been patented by ONIRIS in 2009 (WO 2011/006955-A2).

Only laboratory scale demonstrator of the low energy oven technology was investigated during the EU FRESHBAKE project. However, the LEO project will enable the manufacture of prototypes and their testing in-situ within European bakeries. Also an assessment of their environmental, social and economic life-cycle impact will be conducted, and a market study and comprehensive business plans will be developed in close relation with all the actors of the value chain to optimise the spread of the technology on the market.

This novel low energy IR oven has an excellent potential for commercial exploitation in the baking market. Small to medium-sized companies represent an important share - 40% - of European bake-off bakeries, and most of these bakeries use medium scale ovens similar to the conveyor oven envisaged in LEO . Also batch oven prototypes (deck and rack) will be constructed to target small traditional craft bakers which represent the bulk of the European baking industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INTELLIGENTSIA CONSULTANTS SARL
Address
35 Cite Am Wenkel
8086 Bertrange
Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 167 460
Administrative Contact
Giles Brandon (Mr.)

Participants (9)

ECOLE NATIONALE VETERINAIRE, AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE L'ALIMENTATION NANTES ATLANTIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 149 620
Address
Site De La Chantrerie, Route De Gachet
44307 Nantes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Françoise Briand (Mrs.)
SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 101 850
Address
Box 5401
40229 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lilia Arhne (Dr.)
LABORATOIRE D'ESSAIS DES MATERIELSET PRODUITS ALIMENTAIRES LEMPA SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 66 740
Address
Boulevard De L Europe 150
76000 Rouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre-Tristan Fleury (Mr.)
BLONK MILIEU ADVIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 129 820
Address
Groen Van Prinsterersingel 45
2805 TD Gouda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erna Vlietstra (Mrs.)
BOULANGERIES PATISSERIES ASSOCIES NANTES SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 61 875
Address
Rue Pasteur 18 Parc D
44119 Treillieres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Meillouin (Mrs.)
DIE HAVENBACKER GMBH BRUSER DIE HAFENBACKER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 800
Address
Ostrampe 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rita Zwierlein (Mrs.)
Ircon Drying Systems AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 363 740
Address
Svetsargatan 8
46256 Vänersborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Ekebrån (Mrs.)
RAMALHOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 309 420
Address
Covao
3750 836 Valonga Do Vouga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
António Cardoso (Dr.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karin Ottosson (Ms.)