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From forest to feed: enable the wood industry to bridge the protein gap

Objective

For decades, Europe has been facing a huge protein deficit (more than 70% is imported). Today, the objective is to initiate ways to sustainably produce proteins in Europe, by creating new cross-sectorial businesses. Partners within the consortium have been developing a bio-refinery concept allowing transformation of woody biomass into high-value Single Cell Protein (SCP) to be used as animal feed.
The SYLFEED project consists in upscaling the bio-refinery process to ensure successful demonstration of Arbiom Wood to Food technology consisting in converting lignocellulose into SCP for use in aquaculture. SYLFEED will demonstrate the synergies between forestry industry and protein fish feed market, creating new high value opportunities for the former and an alternative, sustainable, protein source for the latter. Wood residues are abundant and highly sustainable and SCP present an amino-acid profile close to that of the fishes, making them an excellent raw material in fish feed formulation (there is room for more than 50 lignocellulose bio-refineries in Europe, leading to the production of at least 1.4 Mt of proteins and a significant reduction of the protein gap).
SYLFEED spans across the full value chain: from biomass stakeholder to fish feed sellers (future buyers of SYLFEED proteins), including biomass-to-SCP technology developer/ experts. SYLFEED’s ambition is threefold:
- To respond to strategic needs of protein production in Europe to increase self-sufficiency.
- To improve the local economy (forest industry), save jobs in important industrial sectors and create new ones in the bio-economy.
- To produce proteins for fish feed in a way that addresses local and global environmental issues (oceans overexploitation and negative effects of plant’s culture – soybean, corn...).
To do so, the grand challenge of the SYLFEED demonstration project is to upscale from pilot scale and validate the bio-refinery process that converts lignocellulose into SCP suitable to formulate fish feed.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/animal husbandry/animal feed
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

ARBIOM SAS
Address
8 Rue De La Michodiere
75002 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 667 591,21

Participants (9)

NORSKE SKOG GOLBEY
France
EU contribution
€ 102 550
Address
Route Jean-charles Pellerin Zone Industrielle Iii
88190 Golbey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRAYON S.A
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 221 093,25
Address
Rue Joseph Wauters 144
4480 Engis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 504 475
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATIS OHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 858 811,25
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
FODURVERKSMIDJAN LAXA HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 72 928,63
Address
Krossanesi
603 Akureyri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 33 534,38
Address
Po Box 319
4016 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORSUS NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BAEREKRFTSFORSKNING AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 382 834,38
Address
Stadion 4
1671 Krakeroy
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 360 000
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Other
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 491 250
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other