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Valorisation of legumes co-products and by-products for package application and energy production from biomass

Valorisation of legumes co-products and by-products for package application and energy production from biomass

Objective

LEGUVAL targets the use of co-products and by-products of processed legumes production for valorisation by extraction of the protein fraction and use of the leftover biomass as additives in composites production and as a source of biogas by anaerobic digestion. Multiple benefits will be gained by these approaches for plastics producers since proteins are biodegradable raw materials suitable for melt processing, are a source of nitrogen in agriculture applications and have the ability to improve barrier properties in packaging when applied as a layer on biodegradable plastic films, while maintaining biodegradability of the final package. The biomass residual of protein extraction will be used as a low-cost natural filler in bio-composites production, as well as investigated for biogas production.
Four RTD Performers from Europe who are leaders in their fields will provide contract research services to Industry Associations and companies from the legume, food and plastics value chains in order to meet with their technical requirements and market needs. The new materials developed over the course of the project will be tested for composting (biobased) and recyclability by assessed recycling processes and evaluated for cost/environmental impact by cradle-to-grave Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Costing.

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Address

Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 397 321,58

Administrative Contact

Colm Digby (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA - GIZ GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 244 999,61

ASOCIACION DE INDUSTRIAS AGROALIMENTARIAS DE NAVARRA, LA RIOJA Y ARAGON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 113 780,83

ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE COSTRUTTORI DI MACCHINE E STAMPI PER MATERIE PLASTICHE E GOMMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 189 372,13

TEHNOS PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO OROD IJ STROJEV IN PREDELAVO PLASTICNIH MAS DOO ZALEC

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 242 217,58

RODAX IMPEX SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 170 368,64

LAJOVIC TUBA EMBALAZA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 170 024,74

ANICAV SRL UNIPERSONALE

Italy

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 12 938,73

STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 13 722,98

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 11 150,20

TEHNOLOSKI CENTER POLI-EKO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 12 192

LA GRANA SCP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 784,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315241

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 459 737,49

  • EU contribution

    € 1 777 873,66

Coordinated by:

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

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