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Development of high quality food protein through sustainable production and processing

Objective

PROTEIN2FOOD’s aim is to develop innovative, cost-effective and resource-efficient plant proteins –rich food sources with positive impact on human health, the environment and biodiversity. The quality and quantity of protein from selected highly nutritious seed crops (quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat), and legumes with high protein quantity (lupin, faba beans, pea, chickpea, lentil) will be significantly enhanced by using a multi-disciplinary approach that will include genetic, agronomic, food process engineering, sensory, socio-economic, and environmental assessment.

Research is expected to improve the quality of plant proteins, produced in Europe, and of the sustainability of their production and processing. Through a better understanding of the: i) genetic mechanisms driving the protein formation and accumulation in the seed, ii) plant performance towards biotic and abiotic stresses, and iii) protein interactions with other components in the food matrix and its sensory repercussions in the final food products, this research should lead to the development of adapted plant protein sources with positive impact on environment and biodiversity as well as human health.

Expected results in the project are: i) enhance the protein production by 25% through new effective breeding techniques and optimised crop management with an increase by 10% of the EU’s arable land destined to protein-crop production, using also marginal soils, ii) accelerate protein transition from animal-based protein to plant based protein in Europe with clear impact on reduction of carbon footprint, iii) increase EU agro-biodiversity by introducing promising high quality crops and legumes. Further, activities will support the prototypes of new protein-rich-protein food with exceptional market potential. Finally, we will improve the EU’s visibility in the area of food processing and technology through high impact factors scientific publications.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 353 647,50

Participants (18)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 628 253,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 715 426,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 1 250 000
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 393 437,50
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 384 125
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 462 000
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Poland
EU contribution
€ 233 750
Address
Tuwima 10
10748 Olsztyn
Activity type
Other
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 456 275
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 149 500
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AGRARIA LA MOLINA
Peru
EU contribution
€ 307 537,50
Address
Avenida La Molina Sn
12 Lima
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDATIA SATEAN
Romania
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Str Transilvaniei 1 Cladirea Gbs Et 4
810008 Braila
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 275 305
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
MARIET FOOD HOLLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 61 953,75
Address
Molenstraat 94
4793 RC Fijnaart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROLUPIN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 312,50
Address
Tribseeser Chaussee 1
18507 Grimmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYBERCOLLOIDS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 113 093,75
Address
Strandhaven
CORK Carrigaline
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVOLYZE
France
EU contribution
€ 146 457,50
Address
50 Rue De Dijon
21121 Daix
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTROL DE PORCIONES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 309 062,50
Address
Poligono Industrial Sn
31550 Ribaforada Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATURECROPS EUROPE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Vasteland 78
3011 BN Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)