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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-02

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Sub call

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1

Coordinator

BioDetection Systems B.V.
Net EU contribution
€ 980 875,00
Address
Science Park 406
1098 XH Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 420 375,00

Participants (16)

FUNDACION AITIIP
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 501 112,00
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 108 513,00
MONAGHAN MUSHROOMS IRELAND
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 844 350,00
Address
Tyholland
Monaghan

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Region
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 454 650,00
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 145 255,00
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven

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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
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 78 213,75
Condensia Quimica SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 275 681,00
Address
Calle Junqueras 16, 11-a
08003 Barcelona

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 148 444,00
CENTRO EUROPEO PER I POLIMERI NANOSTRUTTURATI SCARL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 343 744,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Giusti 9
50121 Florence

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 80 631,00
NEEM BIOTECH LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 118 385,00
Address
Units G-h Roseheyworth Business Park
NP13 1SX Abertillery

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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
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Gwent Valleys
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 63 745,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 334 125,00
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Alicante/Alacant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 78 375,00
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 200 786,00
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 108 115,25
MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 309 156,00
Address
Milutina Baraca 54
51000 Rijeka

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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
Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Primorsko-goranska županija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 166 469,00
PURAC BIOCHEM BV

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Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 455,00
Address
Arkelsedijk 46
4206AC Gorinchem

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 970,00
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 253 500,00
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld

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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
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Heilbronn, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 136 500,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 444 453,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 104 254,50
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 589 855,00
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 297 145,00
SAPONIA KEMIJSKA, PREHRAMBENA I FARMACEUTSKA INDUSTRIA D.D.
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 118 270,00
Address
Matije Gupca 2
31000 Osijek

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Region
Hrvatska Panonska Hrvatska Osječko-baranjska županija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 63 683,75
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 208 000,00
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede

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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
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 112 000,00
TOTALENERGIES CORBION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 31 545,00
Address
Stadhuisplein 70
4203 NS Gorinchem

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 030,00