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Boosted barley utilisation and consumption in the EU for better health

Objective

The two year project for boosted usage of barley in Europe involves nine partners who represent seven countries in Europe. The four SME partners in the consortium seek R&D expertise to develop a novel milling concept for European barley, to produce barley kernels/fractions with a higher level of health components than barley from conventional milling. This potentially opens new markets for the milling industry. It will also increase their milling capacity, reduces waste and create a competitive advantage in terms of diversifying milling and bakery product ranges. Finally it creates opportunities for equipment manufacturers to sell more monitoring and milling systems.

There are three main objectives in the BARLEYboost project: 1) To develop monitoring tools for analysis and control of the barley pearling process (during milling), for flour quality analysis, and for end product quality. 2) To develop an innovative barley milling process to enrich different grain tissues and health component. 3) To develop new food products by using barley fractions with proven health claims.

The research work will be carried out on behalf of the SME's by Nofima, VTT and INRA. The SME's in the consortium includes the milling company, Stangeland Mølle in Norway, the two bakeries, Råde Bakeri in Norway and Pats in Estonia and the ingredient supplier Macphie in Scotland. The instrumentation company Perten and the global specialist in the supply of plants and services for processing grain Bühler AG will support the project together as larger enterprises.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

NOFIMA AS
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Norway

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sveinung Grimsby (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 53 793

Participants (9)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 14 121
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Holopainen-Mantila (Ms)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Holopainen-Mantila (Ms)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 4 268
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Tailleférie (Mrs.)
PERTEN INSTRUMENTS GROUP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 24 852
Address
Box 9006
126 09 Hagersten

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Lundgren (Mr.)
RADE BAKERI OG KONDITORI AS*
Norway
EU contribution
€ 216 875
Address
Sarpsborgveien 23
1640 Rade

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Fredriksen (Mr.)
STANGELAND MOLLE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 349 742
Address
Oalsg 35
4316 Sandnes

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marianne Aareskjold (Ms.)
BUHLER AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Gupfenstrasse 5
9240 Uzwil

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Heine (Mr.)
MACPHIE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 488
Address
Glenbervie
AB39 3YG Stonehaven

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ashley Baker (Mr.)
PATS OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 183 861
Address
Jaama 11
44311 Rakvere

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