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BioTRANSformation of by-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry into valuable BIOproducts

Objective

The main aim of TRANSBIO is the implementation of an innovative cascading concept for the valorisation of sub-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry using environmental friendly biotechnological solutions like fermentation and enzyme-conversion strategies to obtain valuable bioproducts like plastics (PHB), nutraceuticals / platform chemical succinic acid and enzymes for detergent applications. TRANSBIO will characterize and select appropriate by-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry, followed by adapted pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis procedures to obtain fermentable sugars for microbial fermentation. In order to obtain a broad application potential for the by-products selected, the project will investigate three different fermentation strategies – submerged cultivation (SmF) in liquid media (bacteria, yeasts) and solid state fermentation (SSF) (fungi). Beside optimisation and up-scaling of fermentation Protocols, down-stream processing will be developed keeping in mind economical feasibility, sustainability as well as end-product formation (intracellular, extra cellular). The procedures will be optimised for extra cellular succinic acid production in SmF using novel non-conventional yeast strains and extracelluar enzyme formation in SSF under utilisation of fungi as well as intracellular PHB formation in SmF with bacteria. The obtained PHB will be tested for their packaging application, enzymes will be proved for detergent utilisation and succinic acid will be purified for food application. Beside, original and pre-treated by-products as well as remaining biomass from fermentation strategies will be tested for their potential to be used as feedstock for biogas production via anaerobic digestion.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Dietrich (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 356 755

Participants (15)

WETLANDS INCUBATOR SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 628
Address
Rue Du Laid Burniat 5
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian-Marie Bols (Mr.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 665
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kolja Knof (Mr.)
PROMIC SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 440
Address
Carretera C-17 Km 72,5
08508 Les Masies De Voltrega

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristobal Morales Sanchez (Mr.)
BIOESPLORA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 000
Address
Via Della Repubblica 51
72018 San Michele Salentino

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Fernando D´urso (Dr.)
CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 800
Address
Carretera Na-134 Km 50
31570 San Adrián

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Saiz Abajo (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica
EU contribution
€ 93 000
Address
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio
2060 San Pedro De Montes De Oca San Jose

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmela Velazquez (Prof.)
SOLUCIONES VERDES SRL
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 52 400
Address
Marcelo Torcuato De Alvear 3304
1702 Buenos Aires

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Divito (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 193 080
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasco Teixeira (Prof.)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 243 598
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Ferreira (Dr.)
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 146 386
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Kueck (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA METROPOLITANA
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 189 150
Address
Prolongacion Canal De Miramontes 3855 Col Ex Hacienda De San Juan De Dios Delegacion Tlalpan
14387 Mexico City

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Iris Santacruz (Ms.)
NATURSTOFF-TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 232 100
Address
Marie-curie-strasse 11
27711 Osterholz-scharmbeck

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holmer Wöhlk (Mr.)
PROTEOS BIOTECH S.L.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 550
Address
Calle Almansa 14
02006 Albacete

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Atilio Eduardo Deana (Dr.)
TRITECC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 103 243
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aurel Codrean Pop (Mr.)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 244 670
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Verstichel (Mr.)