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Valorisation of mushroom agrowastes to obtain high value products

Objective

The project aims at the valorization of agricultural residues coming from mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus) farming residues as a case to set up new cascading possibilities using innovative procedures to extract high value bio-based additives (antioxidants, antimicrobials, proteins), convert lipids into bioplasticizers and polysaccharides (glucans and fermentable sugars) into biopolymers using remaining side streams in substrates to close the agricultural cycle by composting and/or biogas synthesis. The funguschain project will demonstrate its industrial viability by building a new biorefinery that will use cost-effective extraction technologies (MAE and HWPE) revalorizing more than 65% of waste into valuable additives.

These additives will be incorporated into high added value products and industrially validated towards 3 key value chains in the European economy (food, cleaning and plastic sectors). Industrial lines from end-users will be modified and adapted to the developed products. These products are: food supplements for elderlies, cleaning products, novel biobased thermoplastic masterbatches, bioplasticizers and industrial film products (thin bags and gloves <15 microns, partially recycled thick bags >50 microns and mulching).

A business strategy to valorise the products in a collaborative manner will be designed, leading to safe, sustainable, economically viable and attractive products acceptable to consumers. Partners will ensure that products meet legal and market requirements. The project will forge and propel industries growing within the frame of the European bioeconomy, boosting the community network.

The consortium involves 16 partners (4 RTDs, 4 Large industry and 8 SMEs) accounting with 5 BBI full members and 3 associate members. Funguschain project has a duration of 48 months and a total estimated budget of 8,143,661 M€ plus 3,500,000M€ in additional activities dedicated to the construction of the DEMO biorefinery plant.
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Coordinator

BioDetection Systems B.V.

Address

Science Park 406
1098 Xh Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 980 875

Participants (16)

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FUNDACION AITIIP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 501 112

MONAGHAN MUSHROOMS IRELAND

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 844 350

BIOZOON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 145 255

Condensia Quimica SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 275 681

CENTRO EUROPEO PER I POLIMERI NANOSTRUTTURATI SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 343 744

NEEM BIOTECH LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 118 385

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 334 125

ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 200 786

MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA - MI-PLAST LLC MANUFACTURING, TRADING AND SERVICES MIPLAST

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 309 156

PURAC BIOCHEM BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 455

TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 253 500

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 444 453

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 589 855

SAPONIA KEMIJSKA, PREHRAMBENA I FARMACEUTSKA INDUSTRIA D.D.

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 118 270

BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 208 000

TOTAL CORBION PLA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 31 545

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720720

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 143 661,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 700 547

Coordinated by:

BioDetection Systems B.V.

Netherlands