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Protein Mining of Cereal side-streams Exploring Novel Technological Concepts

Objective

There is a global need, from sustainability, food security and also health perspective, to increase dietary intake of plant protein. Side-streams from wheat and rice processing offer large under-exploited raw material potential, and we will work throughout the agro-industrial value chain to valorise that. The main aim of PROMINENT is to develop techno-economically and environmentally viable protein-based ingredients and foods from cereal processing side streams. We will concentrate on novel fractionation and extraction technologies, such as bioprocessing, supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) -extraction, thermo-mechanical technologies, wet and dry fractionation, and expanded bed adsorption as well as their combinations as novel hybrid processing technologies. A strong focus will be in using enzymatic and thermo-mechanical methods to improve techno-functional and sensory properties of protein ingredients to reach desirable taste and texture in food applications. Pasta, biscuit, cake and beverage food models are the main end product categories, where new protein ingredients will be used as dietary protein source and act as performance proteins to deliver similar techno-functional and sensory properties to animal proteins. We will also assess the safety, quality, techno-economical feasibility, sustainability and market potential of the new protein ingredients and foods, and design strategies for marketing, dissemination, and exploitation of innovations. The project will support the economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainability of the European agro-food industry, and open new market opportunities by generating new plant protein ingredients obtained from cereal processing side streams as well as new products for the consumer food market.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 914 631,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25

Participants (9)

SUDZUCKER AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Maximilianstrasse 10
68165 Mannheim

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Mannheim, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 986 250,00
AB ENZYMES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Feldbergstrasse 78
64293 Darmstadt

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Region
Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 184 626,25
UPFRONT CHROMATOGRAPHY AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 346 000,00
Address
Lerso Parkalle 42
2100 Kobenhavn

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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
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED BISCUITS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hayes End Road Hayes Park
UB4 8EE Hayes

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 57 830,00
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 107 500,00
OLVI OYJ
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Olvitie I Iv
74100 Lisalmi

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Savo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 82 685,00
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 180 000,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FOODCOMPANIONS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 130 000,00
Address
Jan Van Eycklaan 2
3723BC Bilthoven

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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
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FOODCOMPANIONS HOLDING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 114 375,00
Address
Jan Provostlaan 69
3723 RC Bilthoven

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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
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00