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Development of novel functional proteins and bioactive ingredients from rapeseed, olive, tomato and citrus fruit side streams for applications in food, cosmetics, pet food and adhesives

Objective

Pro-Enrich will develop a flexible biorefinery approach capable of processing a range of agricultural residues (rapeseed meal, olives, tomatoes and citrus fruits) in response to the increasing global demand for alternative sources of protein and phenolic product streams, tailored to the cross sectoral requirements of industry.

Pro-Enrich will optimise existing biomass fractionation technologies and validate novel extraction approaches beyond the current state of the art (from TRL2 through to TRL 4/5) to isolate and purify proteins, polyphenols, dietary fibres and pigments. The products being targeted are food ingredients, pet food, cosmetics and adhesives. These will be developed through an iterative process of feedstock mapping, laboratory process development, functionality/performance testing of samples by industry and pilot upscaling.

Pro-Enrich gathers the expertise of 16 partners from 7 countries, covering the entire biorefinery value chain and consisting of 8 SMEs, 5 large enterprises, 2 RTOs and 1 university.
The project facilitates supply chain building across different sectors, including biomass production and logistics; materials handling and processing, through to end-users. The project will engage and collaborate with key industry stakeholders from farming and biomass supply, processors and brand name owners.

Pro-Enrich produces detailed life-cycle, socio-economic and safety assessments to facilitate policy and decision-making by industry and the EU, inform and guide consumer acceptance and assist with regulatory compliance.

The outcome of Pro-Enrich will have a huge economical impact on the involved partners especially the industries and generate a large number of new job positions. However, the impact goes beyond the consortium by contributing to the BBI’s strategy for zero-waste processing in the biobased products sector, by addressing technical, commercial and environmental impact across the whole supply chain.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops/oilseed rape
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2017
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 787 171,25

Participants (15)

BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 597,50
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNORENEW COE CENTER ODLICNOSTI ZA RAZISKAVE IN INOVACIJE NA PODROCJU OBNOVLJIVIH MATERIALOV IN ZDRAVEGA BIVANJSKEGA OKOLJA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Livade 6
6310 Izola - Isola
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GROUP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Werner-habig-strasse 1
59302 Oelde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANECOOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Monforte 1
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAILORZYME APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 268 250
Address
Horkaer 14 C 1
2730 Herlev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FBCD AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 259 375
Address
Niels Pedersens Alle 2
8830 Tjele
Activity type
Other
EMMELEV AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 143 750
Address
Emmelevgyden 25
5450 Otterup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 287 500
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRANKA MARZI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Srgasi 40
6274 Smarje Pri Kopru
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 121 875
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURIZON SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 622,11
Address
Calle Antonio Lopez 249 1 Local E2
28041 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OLIVAR DE SEGURA, S.COOP.AND.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 41 000
Address
Calle Carretera Cordoba-valencia S/n Puente De Gen
23350 Jaen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Eitzer Strasse 215
27283 Verden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATAC BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 405 750
Address
Calle Faraday 7
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
G. C. HAHN AND COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Kingsway
WC2B 6AT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)