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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

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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/biocomposites
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/bioeconomy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/compost
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/grains and oilseeds/cereals
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-DEMO - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Demonstration

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 969 231,09

Participants (29)

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 382 749,90
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 345 976,25
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 262,06
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 366 714,20
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 241 354,50
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 896 412,50
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 439 693,75
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 702 016,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 925 280
Address
Viale Faustino Tanara 31/A
43100 Parma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 183 958,75
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 263 176,25
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOVALE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 973,75
Address
1 Hassacarr Close, Dunnington
YO19 5SN York
Activity type
Other
FEDERACIO DE COOPERATIVES AGRARIES DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 195 750
Address
Calle Ulldecona 21 Planta 3
08038 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
FACHVERBAND DER NAHRUNGS UND GENUSSMITTELINDUSTRIE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 134 212,50
Address
Zaunergasse 1 3
1030 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA - GIZ GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 133 790,13
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHIESA VIRGINIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 284 216,04
Address
Strada Canneto Asola 46B
46013 Canneto Sull'oglio Mn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 304,65
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LABORATORI ARCHA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 625
Address
Via Di Tegulaia 10 A
56100 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 149 390,50
Address
Via Etruria 18 Localita Ponterotto
50026 San Casciano In Val Di Pesa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 144 816,88
Address
Felso-tisza Part 31 34 G Ix Em 24
6723 Szeged
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOGU SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 194 687,50
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 398 576,50
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 397 202,13
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Other
FERTINAGRO BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 894,75
Address
Calle Berlin Poligono La Paz 185
44195 Teruel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GAVIPLAS, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 358
Address
Crtra. N-340 Km 827
46893 Alfarrasi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 154
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDULLEIDA S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 148 208,13
Address
Carretera Nacional 230, Km. 12
25125 Alguaire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARDAGH GROUP ITALY SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 086,25
Address
Frazione Trinita Sn Zona Industriale
64046 Montorio Al Vomano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRIVIUM PACKAGING ITALY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 60 389
Address
Via Dell'industria 3
42027 Montecchio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)