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Advanced solutions for assuring the overall authenticity and quality of olive oil

Objective

The OLEUM project will generate innovative, more effective and harmonized analytical solutions to detect and fight the most common and emerging frauds and to verify the overall quality of olive oils (OOs). By a core group of 20 partners from 15 countries OLEUM will undertake RESEARCH ACTIVITIES based on the development of IMPROVED and NEW ANALYTICAL METHODS by targeted and omics approaches with the aim: i) to detect new markers of the soft deodorization process; ii) to discover illegal blends between OOs and other vegetable oils; iii) to control OO quality (e.g. freshness); iv) to improve the organoleptic assessment with a Quantitative Panel Test, based on current official methods, and supported by tailored reference materials for better calibration of the sensory panels coupled with rapid screening tools to facilitate the work of the panelists. The most promising OLEUM solutions will be subjected to VALIDATION in conformity with internationally agreed standards by peer laboratories. OLEUM will recreate a realistic “deodorization scenario” by producing tailored, soft deodorized OOs by lab-scale and up-scaled pilot plants to apply analytical solutions to known samples. Substantial KNOWLEDGE and TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER activities will be envisaged to aid in implementation of: a) a web-based easily-accessible, scalable and constantly updated OLEUM DATABANK, containing all the information from OLEUM research and other reliable international sources, will be available for download data and spectra and to help achieve satisfactory harmonization of analytical approaches among control laboratories; b) the OLEUM NETWORK of relevant OOs stakeholders to maximize the impact of proposed analytical solutions. Finally, a robust dissemination strategy by the OLEUM project aimed at effectively sharing results with all stakeholders in the OO supply chain has the potential to improve consumer and market confidence, and preserve the image of OOs on a global scale.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2014-2

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 950 375,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (24)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 606 068,49
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 406 562,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 289 661,64
Address
65 Gresham Street
EC2V 7NQ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 287 500,00
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DES CORPS GRAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 264 550,00
Address
Rue Gaspard Monge 11 Parc Industriel
33610 Canejan

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CREOL - CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET D'EXPERIMENTATIONSUR LES OLEAGINEUX ET LE PROTEAGINEUX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 19 500,00
Address
Rue Gaspard Monge 11 - Parc Industriel
33600 Pessac

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 249 250,00
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia

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Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROFINS ANALYTIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 242 718,75
Address
Neulander Kamp 1
21079 Hambourg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EUROFINS ANALYTICS FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 58 593,75
Address
Rue Pierre Adolphe Bobierre
44300 Nantes

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 171 776,00
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 223 275,00
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING EFFOST
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 192 109,88
Address
Agro Business Park 82
6708 PW Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LABLICATE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 171 312,50
Address
Martin-luther-king-platz 6
20146 Hamburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE

Participation ended

Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 4 365,59
Address
Titov Trg 4
6000 Koper

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Obalno-kraška
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenue Nestle 55
1800 Vevey

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 195 031,25
SVEUCILISTE U RIJECI, MEDICINSKI FAKULTET

Participation ended

Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Brace Branchetta 20
51000 Rijeka

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Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Primorsko-goranska županija
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ULUSAL ZEYTIN VE ZEYTINYAGI KONSEYIBASKANLIGINA
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 40 393,75
Address
Anadolu Caddesi 40, Tepekule Kongre D 509 Bayrakh
35010 Izmir

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Region
Ege İzmir İzmir
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SMART ASSAYS BIOTECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 92 250,00
Address
3rd Pihas Sapir
7414003 Nes Ziona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 68 453,13
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHINA NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND FERMENTATION INDUSTRIESCO LTD
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Xiaoyun Lu Road 32 Chaoyand District
100027 Beijing

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 273 375,00
INSTITUT ZA POLJOPRIVREDU I TURIZAM USTANOVA
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 73 741,00
Address
Karla Huguesa 8
52440 Porec

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Region
Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Istarska županija
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
ZNANSTVENO-RAZISKOVALNO SREDISCE KOPER
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 112 673,80
Address
Garibaldijeva Ulica 1
6000 Koper

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Obalno-kraška
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 103 730,09
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00