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On line continuous aroma extraction from agrofood processing wastes

Objective



The main objective of this project is to develop a new technology on resins which will enable extraction and selective recovery of aromatic compounds from food processing wastes. Indeed, nowadays, food industry does not have technologies efficient enough to avoid aromatic losses and to recover the whole aromatic compounds of the product. It results in many losses and biochemical changes which affect the quality of the extracted flavour. The main objectives of the project are: * The development of a continuous process to recover flavours from agro-food processing wastes on-line. This is an important innovation as actual processes are batch one. This is a necessary goal in order to achieve the economical viability for the system.* Improvements for the agro-food industry: amelioration of the taste by using natural reinforcements at low cost.* Taking into account the increasing demand of high quality natural products from consumers. Consumers are now more aware of green issues and are rejecting artificial substances in favour of natural alternative. There is a growing trend in favour of aromatic extracts for a number of large scale uses, including flavouring, fragrances, agricultural, pharmaceutical or medicinal preparations.* Conversion of environmentally-unfriendly wastes into food or non food ingredients. There is considerable industrial and political pressure to convert wastes into useful products. This project will bring together European partners to develop means for exploiting wastes for the extraction of high quality and commercially valuable products. SMEs will be very interested in the results of the project because they will find a new way to valorise their wastes with a high added value. Indeed, the flavour consuming branches of activity are a very interesting target for agro-food industry.The economic gain will be important. Many studies have been carried out in the wine industry (the added value of the recovered product represent up to 5% per bottle) results obtained could be easily extrapolated to other products (fruit, beer...). This project is included in BRITE EURAM Areas. The subject covered by the proposal is Area l: 1.2.2.S that is
Reducing waste and enabling the re-use of materials (e.g. packaging materials), by-products and waste (particularly water and industrial solvents), for example b y enhanced operations of separation for example using membrane technology, purification, cleaning and fluid handling technologies for process applications aimed at preventing releases for hazardous or environmentally harmful substances
. Two other areas are covered by the proposal: 2.4.2.M and 1.2.4.M.

Coordinator

DISTILLERIE COOPÉRATIVE D'ARZENS
Address
Avenue Des Vignerons
11290 Arzens
France

Participants (11)

Boccard SA
France
Address
158,Avenue Roger Salengro
69600 Villeurbanne
Brouwerij Martens NV
Belgium
Address
1,Reppelerweg
3950 Bocholt
Brouwerij Moortgat NV
Belgium
Address
58,Breendonkdorp
2870 Breendonk
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
France
Address
2 Place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Belgium
Address
92,Kardinaal Mercierlaan
3001 Heverlee
MELONI VINI SRL
Italy
Address
Via A. Gallus 79
Selargius - Ca
MEURA S.A.
Belgium
Address
Chaussee D'antoing, 55
7500 Tournai
Meura Delta NV
Belgium
Address
23,Arenberstraat
2000 Antwerpen
Montebello Sarl
France
Address
Distillerie Carrere
97170 Petit Bourg
Nedalco BV
Netherlands
Address
52,Wittoucksingel
4612 PB Bergen Op Zoom
Perlarom S.A.
Belgium
Address
9,Rue Jean Lenoir 9
1348 Louvain-la-neuve