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Sustainable techno-economic solutions for the agricultural value chain

Objective

Continuing population and consumption growth are driving global food demand, with agricultural activity increasing to keep pace. Europe has a major agricultural waste problem, generating some 700 million tonnes of waste annually. There is an urgent need and huge opportunity to address the efficient use of agricultural wastes, co-products and by-products (AWCB) towards delivering sustainable value chains in the farming and processing sectors. As such, AgroCycle will convert low value agricultural waste into highly valuable products, achieving a 10% increase in waste recycling and valorisation by 2020. This will be achieved by developing a detailed and holistic understanding of the waste streams and piloting a key number of waste utilisation/valorisation pathways. It will bring technologies and systems from ~TRL4 to ~TRL7 within the 3 years of the project. A post-project commercialisation plan will bring commercially promising technologies/systems to TRL8 and TRL9, ensuring AgroCycle will have an enduring impact by achieving sustainable use of AWCB both inside and outside the agricultural sector, leading to the realisation of a Circular Economy.

AgroCycle addresses wastes from several agricultural sectors: wine, olive oil, horticulture, fruit, grassland, swine, dairy and poultry. The AgroCycle consortium is a large (25) multi-national group (including China) comprising the necessary and relevant multi-actors (i.e. researchers; companies in the technical, manufacturing, advisory, retail sectors (Large and SMEs); lead users; end users; and trade/producer associations) for achieving the project’s ambitions goals. Farming’s unique regional (rural) location means that AgroCycle will help reduce the EU’s Innovation Divide and address the Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies for each partner country: impact will be Regional with National and International dimensions. The presence of three partners from China ensures international synergies and a global impact.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Address

Belfield
4 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 878 125

Participants (25)

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UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 452 228

HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 444 517,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 536 717

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 284 556

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 433 562

MEDUNARODNI CENTAR ZA ODRZIVI RAZVOJ ENERGETIKE VODA I OKOLISA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 241 413

ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 294 825

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 531

The National Non-Food Crops Centre

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 240 107,50

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

NANJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

China

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 769 000

TOMSA DESTIL SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 450

EXERGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 464 687,50

AXEB BIOTHECH SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 370

MASSTOCK ARABLE UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 208 750

RESET CARBON LIMITED

Hong Kong

CARTON BROS

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 285 783

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 135 495

EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 149 845

COMITE EUROPEEN DES GROUPEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTEURS DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 79 875

CONFEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES BETTERAVIERS EUROPEENS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 64 248

EKO KVARNER ORGANIZATION

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 100 317

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA Y LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 101 420

INNOVATION FOR AGRICULTURE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 211 471,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690142

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 650 049,75

  • EU contribution

    € 6 960 293,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland