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Demonstration of innovative integrated biomass logistics centres for the Agro-industry sector in Europe

Objective

The main goal of AGROinLOG is the demonstration of Integrated Biomass Logistic Centres (IBLC) for food and non-food products, evaluating their technical, environmental and economic feasibility. The project is based on three agro-industries in the fodder (Spain), olive oil production (Greece) and cereal processing (Sweden) sectors that are willing to deploy new business lines in their facilities to open new markets in bio-commodities (energy, transport and manufacturing purposes) and intermediate bio-products (transport and biochemicals). These sectors represent over 10% turnover of agro-food industries and 30% of those with inherent synergies to integrate food and non-food business taking advantage of their existing equipment, seasonality and established food logistics. The synergies of applying IBLCs business in existing agro-industries can have a positive impact over 18% in final product price, giving a clear competitive strength to a wide segment of agro-industries, which can exploit this privileged situation compared to a new biomass supply business built from scratch.
The project is built on these agro-industries that will achieve a TRL7-8 in their facilities, guaranteeing operation under real conditions and with big amounts of production compared to the current activity, ensuring proximity to real market at the end of the project. Main challenges are based on being able to integrate logistics, harvesting and equipment in food and non-food applications, where the project is focused; ensuring marketability of the final bio-commodities. Besides, AGROinLOG will apply a multi-actor approach to attain experiences and knowledge of the sectors and agro-industries, enhancing the accuracy of the business models and developing effective and friendly guidelines of best practices to replicate and spread IBLC concept in Europe. This project will contribute towards employment stability –seasonality avoidance-, rural development and bio-economy goals.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-1
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 810 966,25

Participants (15)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 516 775
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION ZARAGOZA LOGISTICS CENTER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 359 060
Address
Avenida Ranillas 5 Bloque 5 Portal A, Planta Baj
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 615 962,50
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
JTI - Institutet för jordbruks- och miljöteknik AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ultunaallén 4
SE-750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 479 562,50
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGROINDUSTRIAL PASCUAL SANZ SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 387 751,88
Address
Calle Sol 4
50171 La Puebla De Alfinden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUTRIA ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI ETAIRIA TYPOPIISIS KAI EMPORIAS AGROTIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 211 564,50
Address
Ag. Kon/nos Fth/das 162 Km Neo Athinon-lamias
35006 Agios Konstantinos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LANTMANNEN EKONOMISK FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 114 974,13
Address
Not Applicable
10425 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 792 615
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Research Organisations
COOPERATIVAS AGRO-ALIMENTARIAS DE ESPANA U DE COOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 585
Address
Calle Agustin De Betancourt 17 Planta 4
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
INSTITOUTO AGROTIKIS KAI SYNETAIRISTIKIS OIKONOMIAS INASO PASEGES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 342 785
Address
Arkadias 26
115 26 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRICONSULTING EUROPE S.A.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 335 584,38
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 36
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION UKRAINIAN AGRIBUSINESSCLUB
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 60 328,75
Address
4/10 Tbiliskyi Lane
03055 Kiev
Activity type
Other
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 76 578,75
Address
Kraljice Marije 16
11120 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 639 621,25
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations