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Agri and food  waste valorisation co-ops based on flexible multi-feedstocks biorefinery processing technologies for new high added value applications

Agri and food waste valorisation co-ops based on flexible multi-feedstocks biorefinery processing technologies for new high added value applications

Objective

Approximately one third of all food produced globally is wasted every year throughout the whole value chain-from farmers to consumers. To extract the significant amounts of valuable compounds contained in these wastes, AgriMax will combine affordable and flexible processing technologies (ultrasound assisted and solvent extraction, filtration, thermal and enzymatic treatments) for the valorization of side streams from the horticultural culture and food processing industry to be used in a cooperative approach by local stakeholders.
Through the selection of case-scenarios previously developed to a pilot scale by the participating RTOs and their industrial transfer in new applications as food additives, packaging and agricultural materials among others, the project will disclose the holistic potential of four new agro-value chains (residues and by products from the culture and processing of tomato, cereals, olives, potato). Any by-product generated along the production cycle will be valorized in a cascade manner to reach over 40% of high value use of the waste. This will lead to additional production of active ingredients in lower concentration, but also fibres, biogas and fertilizers from the left biomass (the latter with the aim of being used in closed loop in the culture of the crops used in the project to prevent soil impoverishing). An LCA and LCC will also study the best approach to minimize the environmental impact of the new value chains without jeopardizing the cost effectiveness of the operations. The pilot multi-feedstock bio-refinery processes will be validated in two demonstration sites in Spain and Italy. Societal, ethical, safety, techno-feasibility and regulatory aspects will be studied. Last but not least, a business model and platform for communication between the potential raw materials suppliers will be set up to maximize the use of the cooperative treatment plants throughout the year.
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Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Address

Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 969 231,09

Participants (29)

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AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 324 195

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 290 507,50

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 309 473,31

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 307 488,75

NOFIMA AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 228 412,50

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 895 312

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 424 818,75

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 643 738,75

STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 897 540

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 183 958,75

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 263 176,25

BIOVALE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 288 848,75

FEDERACIO DE COOPERATIVES AGRARIES DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 195 750

FACHVERBAND DER NAHRUNGS UND GENUSSMITTELINDUSTRIE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 134 212,50

GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA - GIZ GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 133 790,13

CHIESA VIRGINIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 284 216,04

EXERGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 680 095

LABORATORI ARCHA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 198 625

FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 132 653,50

LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 122 066,88

MOGU SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 187 250

ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 398 576,50

BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 708 859,38

FERTINAGRO BIOTECH SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 165 894,75

GAVIPLAS, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 358

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 74 154

INDULLEIDA S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 841 783,13

ARDAGH GROUP ITALY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 18 086,25

ARDAGH METAL PACKAGING ITALY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 60 389

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720719

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 531 431,40

  • EU contribution

    € 12 484 461,46

Coordinated by:

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain