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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 452 228
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 517,50
Address
Edgmond
TF10 8NB Newport
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 536 717
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 284 556
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 433 562
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDUNARODNI CENTAR ZA ODRZIVI RAZVOJ ENERGETIKE VODA I OKOLISA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 241 413
Address
Ivana Lucica 5
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 294 825
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 531
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE NATIONAL NON FOOD CROPS CENTRELBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 107,50
Address
Innovation Way York Science Park Innovation Centre Heslington
Y010 5DG York
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANJING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Xinmofan Road 5
Nanjing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 769 000
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOMSA DESTIL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 450
Address
Calle Bahia De Pollensa 21
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 464 687,50
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXEB BIOTHECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 370
Address
Parc De Gardeny S N Bloque H3 Planta 2 Puerta B
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MASSTOCK ARABLE UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 208 750
Address
Station Road Andoversford Cheltenham
GL54 4LZ Cheltenham Gloucestershire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESET CARBON LIMITED
Hong Kong
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1903, Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street
0000 Sheung Wan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARTON BROS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 285 783
Address
Bracetown Business Park, Clonee, Co Meath
Clonee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 135 495
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 149 845
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
COMITE EUROPEEN DES GROUPEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTEURS DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 79 875
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CONFEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES BETTERAVIERS EUROPEENS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 248
Address
Boulevard Anspach 111B
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EKO KVARNER ORGANIZATION
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 100 317
Address
Primorska 10
51512 Njivice
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 420
Address
Ctra.burgos Km 119
47071 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNOVATION FOR AGRICULTURE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 211 471,25
Address
Arthur Rank Centre Stoneleigh Park
CV8 2LZ Kenilworth Warwickshire
Activity type
Other