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To explore and improve the industrial uses of EC wheats

Objective

The project is aimed at exploring and improving the industrial use of EC wheats (T. aestivum), with the objective of filling the growing gap between process development and its understanding in terms of processing requirements and thus wheat quality requirements. A further objective is the stimulation of breeding and development of wheats capable of satisfying the present and future demands of European industry and the export market.
A main aim of this project was to stimulate breeding and development of novel wheat varieties that combine good agronomic character and excellent technological qualities, and which would satisfy simultaneously farming, manufacturing industries and export markets. Attempts have been made to maximise EC grown wheat quality by providing tools to minimize sprout damage and maximise milling quality. The economy of EC wheats has been maximized by relating current processing requirements to wheat characteristics, thereby enabling traders, millers and breeders to select on these characters. New outlets for wheat have been opened by investigating and developing new applications of wheat and wheat products (flour, starch, gluten).
Improved use will result from better knowledge of the various applications of wheat (milling, white and wholemeal breadmaking, gluten and starch industry, flour blends, fermented products and biscuit manufacture). Each main parameter of processing and its effect will be expressed in terms of functional properties of the wheat and related to specific wheat protein constituents and their interactions.

Combined functional, physicochemical and biological advanced methodologies will be applied to quality determinants, which will result in a better understanding of their variability of composition, structure, and of their mechanism of action in the various industrial processes. As a consequence of the availability of genetic stocks and wheat samples produced in highly controlled environments of the various EC countries, the identification of improved breeding criteria (for sprouting resistance, milling quality, breadmaking or biscuit making quality, adaptation to gluten and starch separation) and the development of rapid tests for use in breeding programmes and trade will be obtained.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Institut de Recherche Technologique Agroalimentaire des Céréales
Address
16 Rue Nicolas Fortin
75013 Paris
France

Participants (16)

BSN
France
Address

91200 Athis-mons
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane
NR4 7UA Norwich
CAMPDEN AND CHORLEYWOOD FOOD RESEARCH ASSOCIATION GROUP
United Kingdom
Address
--,Station Road
GL556LD Chipping Campden,glouste
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,poligono De La Coma S/n
46980 Campamento/paterna
Champagne Céréales
France
Address
3 Rue Gabriel Voisin
51100 Reims
GIE Recherches Génétiques Céréales
France
Address

75016 Paris
Gist - Brocades BV
Netherlands
Address
1,Wateringsweg
2600 MA Delft
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
2 Place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier
Institut Technique des Céréales et des Fourrages
France
Address
8 Avenue Du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Institute of Arable Crops Research
United Kingdom
Address
Long Ashton Research Station
BS18 9AF Bristol
Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura
Italy
Address
Via Mulino 3
20079 Sant'angelo Lodigiano
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Netherlands
Address
15,Lawickse Allee
6700 AA Wageningen
Nuovo Crai SpA Centro di Ricerca Agro-Industriale
Italy
Address
Località La Fagianeria
81015 Piana Di Monte Verna Caserta
Roquette Frères SA
France
Address

62136 Lesterm
SOCIETA PRODUTTORI SEMENTI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Galleria Del Reno 3
40122 Bologna
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin