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Valorisation of mushroom agrowastes to obtain high value products

Objective

The project aims at the valorization of agricultural residues coming from mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus) farming residues as a case to set up new cascading possibilities using innovative procedures to extract high value bio-based additives (antioxidants, antimicrobials, proteins), convert lipids into bioplasticizers and polysaccharides (glucans and fermentable sugars) into biopolymers using remaining side streams in substrates to close the agricultural cycle by composting and/or biogas synthesis. The funguschain project will demonstrate its industrial viability by building a new biorefinery that will use cost-effective extraction technologies (MAE and HWPE) revalorizing more than 65% of waste into valuable additives.

These additives will be incorporated into high added value products and industrially validated towards 3 key value chains in the European economy (food, cleaning and plastic sectors). Industrial lines from end-users will be modified and adapted to the developed products. These products are: food supplements for elderlies, cleaning products, novel biobased thermoplastic masterbatches, bioplasticizers and industrial film products (thin bags and gloves <15 microns, partially recycled thick bags >50 microns and mulching).

A business strategy to valorise the products in a collaborative manner will be designed, leading to safe, sustainable, economically viable and attractive products acceptable to consumers. Partners will ensure that products meet legal and market requirements. The project will forge and propel industries growing within the frame of the European bioeconomy, boosting the community network.

The consortium involves 16 partners (4 RTDs, 4 Large industry and 8 SMEs) accounting with 5 BBI full members and 3 associate members. Funguschain project has a duration of 48 months and a total estimated budget of 8,143,661 M€ plus 3,500,000M€ in additional activities dedicated to the construction of the DEMO biorefinery plant.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-DEMO - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Demonstration
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Coordinator

BioDetection Systems B.V.
Address
Science Park 406
1098 XH Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 980 875

Participants (16)

FUNDACION AITIIP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 112
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
MONAGHAN MUSHROOMS IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 844 350
Address
Tyholland
Monaghan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 255
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Condensia Quimica SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 275 681
Address
Calle Junqueras 16, 11-A
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO EUROPEO PER I POLIMERI NANOSTRUTTURATI SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 744
Address
Via Giuseppe Giusti 9
50121 Florence
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEEM BIOTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 118 385
Address
Units G-h Roseheyworth Business Park
NP13 1SX Abertillery
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 125
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 786
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 309 156
Address
Milutina Baraca 54
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PURAC BIOCHEM BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 455
Address
Arkelsedijk 46
4206AC Gorinchem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 500
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 444 453
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 589 855
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAPONIA KEMIJSKA, PREHRAMBENA I FARMACEUTSKA INDUSTRIA D.D.
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 118 270
Address
Matije Gupca 2
31000 Osijek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 208 000
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOTAL CORBION PLA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 31 545
Address
Arkelsedijk 46
4206 AC Gorinchem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)