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Camelina & crambe Oil crops as Sources for Medium-chain Oils for Specialty oleochemicals

Objective

The COSMOS proposal aims to reduce Europe’s dependence on imported coconut and palm kernel oils and fatty acids and castor oil as sources for medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA, C10–C14) and medium-chain polymer building blocks. These are needed by the oleochemical industry for the production of plastics, surfactants, detergents, lubricants, plasticisers and other products. In COSMOS, camelina and crambe will be turned into profitable, sustainable, multipurpose, non-GMO European oil crops for the production of oleochemicals. Seed properties will be screened and optimised through genetic techniques aiming at high yield, low resource inputs, optimization of the value generated from vegetative tissues and fatty acid profiles adapted to industrial needs. Large-scale field trials will be performed at different locations in Europe to assess the potential of the crops in terms of cultivation practices, seed yield, oil content, ease of harvesting, and resource inputs. Extracted oils will be fractionated into various fatty acid types (monounsaturated versus polyunsaturated) by selective enzyme technologies and extraction processes. The monounsaturated long-chain fatty acids so obtained will be converted to MCFA and high-value building blocks for bio-plastics and flavour and fragrance ingredients through chemical and enzymatic chain cleavage processes. The ω3-rich PUFA fraction will be purified for use in food and feed ingredients. Vegetative tissues such as straw, leaves and press cake will be fed to insects producing high-value proteins, chitin and fats. Insect fats and proteins will be isolated and prepared for use in food and feed products. The overall economic, social and environmental sustainability as well as life cycle of the whole value chain will be assessed. The impact of the project for Europe will be assessed in terms of value chain potentials for value creation and number of jobs that can be created.

Call for proposal

H2020-ISIB-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-ISIB-2014-2

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Net EU contribution
€ 2 390 792,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (19)

ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 780 765,00
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
APEIRON SYNTHESIS SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 387 500,00
Address
Ul. Dunska 9
54 427 Wroclaw

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
Net EU contribution
€ 153 750,00
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex

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Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 571 250,00
Address
Savanoriu 231
02300 Vilnius

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Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 564 750,00
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi

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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENZYMICALS AG
Germany
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€ 651 735,00
Address
Walther-rathenau-strasse 49a
17489 Greifswald

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Vorpommern-Greifswald
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 626 500,00
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 505 000,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
INCATT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 668 750,00
Address
Roetersstraat 35
1018 WB Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KRECA ENTO FEED BV

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Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Parklaan 1
3016 BA Rotterdam

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
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€ 0,00
LINNAEUS PLANT SCIENCE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 315 625,00
Address
Leonard Roggeveenstraat 2
6708 SL Wageningen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 548 000,00
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Erft-Kreis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOLUTEX GC SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 789 148,75
Address
Ctr De Barajas 24 3-4 Parque Empresarial Omega Edificio Gamma
28108 Alcobendas Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
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€ 443 750,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
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€ 553 657,50
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET WARMINSKO MAZURSKI W OLSZTYNIE
Poland
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€ 475 443,75
Address
Ul. Oczapowskiego 2
10 719 Olsztyn

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Makroregion północny Warmińsko-mazurskie Olsztyński
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
Third-party

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ZAKLAD PRODUKCYJNO DOSWIADCZALNY LEZANY SP ZOO
Poland
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€ 16 530,00
Address
Ul 15
11-440 Lezany

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Makroregion północny Warmińsko-mazurskie Olsztyński
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
YNSECT NL R & D BV
Netherlands
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€ 68 250,00
Address
Harderwijkerweg 141b
3852 AB Ermelo

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00