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Development of high quality food protein through sustainable production and processing

Obiettivo

PROTEIN2FOOD’s aim is to develop innovative, cost-effective and resource-efficient plant proteins –rich food sources with positive impact on human health, the environment and biodiversity. The quality and quantity of protein from selected highly nutritious seed crops (quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat), and legumes with high protein quantity (lupin, faba beans, pea, chickpea, lentil) will be significantly enhanced by using a multi-disciplinary approach that will include genetic, agronomic, food process engineering, sensory, socio-economic, and environmental assessment.

Research is expected to improve the quality of plant proteins, produced in Europe, and of the sustainability of their production and processing. Through a better understanding of the: i) genetic mechanisms driving the protein formation and accumulation in the seed, ii) plant performance towards biotic and abiotic stresses, and iii) protein interactions with other components in the food matrix and its sensory repercussions in the final food products, this research should lead to the development of adapted plant protein sources with positive impact on environment and biodiversity as well as human health.

Expected results in the project are: i) enhance the protein production by 25% through new effective breeding techniques and optimised crop management with an increase by 10% of the EU’s arable land destined to protein-crop production, using also marginal soils, ii) accelerate protein transition from animal-based protein to plant based protein in Europe with clear impact on reduction of carbon footprint, iii) increase EU agro-biodiversity by introducing promising high quality crops and legumes. Further, activities will support the prototypes of new protein-rich-protein food with exceptional market potential. Finally, we will improve the EU’s visibility in the area of food processing and technology through high impact factors scientific publications.

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H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Indirizzo
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Danimarca
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 2 353 647,50

Partecipanti (18)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 628 253,75
Indirizzo
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 715 426,25
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 1 250 000
Indirizzo
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 393 437,50
Indirizzo
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 384 125
Indirizzo
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 462 000
Indirizzo
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 233 750
Indirizzo
Tuwima 10
10748 Olsztyn
Tipo di attività
Other
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 456 275
Indirizzo
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Contributo UE
€ 149 500
Indirizzo
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AGRARIA LA MOLINA
Perú
Contributo UE
€ 307 537,50
Indirizzo
Avenida La Molina Sn
12 Lima
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDATIA SATEAN
Romania
Contributo UE
€ 250 000
Indirizzo
Str Transilvaniei 1 Cladirea Gbs Et 4
810008 Braila
Tipo di attività
Other
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 275 305
Indirizzo
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Tipo di attività
Other
MARIET FOOD HOLLAND
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 61 953,75
Indirizzo
Molenstraat 94
4793 RC Fijnaart
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROLUPIN GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 135 312,50
Indirizzo
Tribseeser Chaussee 1
18507 Grimmen
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYBERCOLLOIDS LIMITED
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 113 093,75
Indirizzo
Strandhaven
CORK Carrigaline
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVOLYZE
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 146 457,50
Indirizzo
50 Rue De Dijon
21121 Daix
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTROL DE PORCIONES SA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 309 062,50
Indirizzo
Poligono Industrial Sn
31550 Ribaforada Navarra
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATURECROPS EUROPE BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 192 500
Indirizzo
Vasteland 78
3011 BN Rotterdam
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)