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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

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)

GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA - GIZ GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 244 999,61
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Janez Navodnik (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INDUSTRIAS AGROALIMENTARIAS DE NAVARRA, LA RIOJA Y ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 113 780,83
Address
C/ Santa Gema 56
31570 San Adrian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Susana Grocin (Mrs.)
ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE COSTRUTTORI DI MACCHINE E STAMPI PER MATERIE PLASTICHE E GOMMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 372,13
Address
Centro Direzionale Milanofiori
20090 Assago Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Cerizza (Mr.)
TEHNOS PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO OROD IJ STROJEV IN PREDELAVO PLASTICNIH MAS DOO ZALEC
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 242 217,58
Address
Cesta Ob Zelenici 1
3310 Zalec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
žiga Jamnišek (Mr.)
RODAX IMPEX SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 170 368,64
Address
Drumul Taberei Street 82 Bl C16 Sc E Et 8 Ap 265 Sect 6
061403 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurentiu Moldovan (Dr.)
LAJOVIC TUBA EMBALAZA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 170 024,74
Address
Verovskova 66
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urška Sušnik Pivk (Mrs.)
ANICAV SRL UNIPERSONALE

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Della Constituzione Snc
80100 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Viviana De Dilectis (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 938,73
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michela Saviozzi (Mrs.)
STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 13 722,98
Address
Viale Faustino Tanara 31/A
43100 Parma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ermes Monica (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 150,20
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Carmen Villarán (Dr.)
TEHNOLOSKI CENTER POLI-EKO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 12 192
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Urška Kropf (Dr.)
LA GRANA SCP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 784,64
Address
Carretera De Manresa A Abrera Km 21
08295 Sant Vicenc De Castellet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mendoza Sergi (Mr.)