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Lupinus mutabilis for Increased Biomass from marginal lands and value for BIOrefineries

Objective

The Andes Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis, tarwi) grows excellently in marginal lands due to it´s excellent foraging characteristics having the ability to fix nitrogen, mobilise soil phosphate and have low nutritional requirements for cultivation. For the increased biomass needed in Europe in coming years and decades we cannot rely on the most fertile lands, which is currently allocated to food production, we need to increase the yield from marginal lands. There the lupin varieties are preponderant, the one providing highest yield (up to 80 ton/ha) is Lupinus mutabilis. Varieties can be chosen for giving this high yield of green silage or high yield of seeds contain more than 20% oil, more than 40% protein and the remainder carbohydrates are mainly oligosaccharides characterized as “prebiotics”. Andes lupin can be grown as a summer crop in N-central Europe conditions and as winter crop in Mediterranean conditions.

Breeding and cropping research is performed in the LIBBIO project for maximizing the yield and value of lupin agriculture in different European marginal lands conditions, with respect to both the farmers and biorefineries. Pre-industrial processing is developed and optimized for the lupin, properties of the different fractions analysed, their advantage for different industrial use evaluated, and a few products developed as an example.

With respect to environmental impact the lupin is expected to be superior. It does not need much fertilizer, it enriches the soil with nitrogen and phosphate and is therefore expected to be excellent for crop rotation and soil regeneration. These properties will be evaluated further in the project along with techno-economic and agricultural viability and effect on farm and biorefinery income.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-02

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Sub call

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1

Coordinator

NYSKOPUNARMIDSTOD ISLANDS
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€ 668 875,00
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Arleyni 2-8
112 Reykjavik
Iceland

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Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

Stichting Hanzehogeschool Groningen
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 617 500,00
Address
Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 435 875,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DIL DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUR LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 508 750,00
Address
Prof Von Klitzing Strasse 7
49610 Quakenbruck

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Niedersachsen Weser-Ems Osnabrück, Landkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 516 250,00
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COLOR & BRAIN BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 258 000,00
Address
Westerse Drift 71
9752 LC Haren

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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
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 284 250,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
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€ 261 450,00
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
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€ 0,00
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
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€ 215 075,00
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Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
LANDGRAEDSLA RIKISINS
Iceland
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€ 183 250,00
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Gunnarsholti
851 Hella

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Ísland Ísland Landsbyggð
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
"UNIVERSITATEA PENTRU STIINTELE VIETII ""ION IONESCU DE LA BRAD"" DIN IASI"
Romania
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€ 220 625,00
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Aleea Mihail Sadoveanu 3
700490 Iasi

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Macroregiunea Doi Nord-Est Iaşi
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€ 0,00
VANDINTER SEMO BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 133 500,00
Address
Stationsstraat 124
9679 EG Scheemda

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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
Noord-Nederland Groningen Oost-Groningen
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.

VAN DINTER HOLDING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 62 000,00
Address
Stationsstraat 124
9679 EG Scheemda

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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
Noord-Nederland Groningen Oost-Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUSOSEM PRODUTOS PARA AGRICULTURA SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 202 100,00
Address
Rua General Ferreira Martins, N 10 9a
1495 137 Alges

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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
HOEHERE BUNDESLEHR- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER LANDWIRTSCHAFT RAUMBERG-GUMPENSTEIN
Austria
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€ 356 250,00
Address
Raumberg 38
8952 Irdning-donnersbachtal

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Südösterreich Steiermark Liezen
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00