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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-02

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Sub call

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Net EU contribution
€ 969 243,72
Address
Carretera D Esplugues 39 41
08940 Cornella De Llobregat
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 417 760,97

Participants (32)

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 382 749,90
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia

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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 Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 345 976,25
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 231 973,75
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
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.

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 101 288,31
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 366 714,20
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOFIMA AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 241 354,50
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 896 412,50
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna

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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 Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 439 693,75
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 702 016,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI AZIENDA SPECIALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 925 280,00
Address
Viale Faustino Tanara 31/a
43100 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 183 958,75
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 263 176,25
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria

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Region
Andalucía Almería
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BIOVALE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 293 973,75
Address
1 Hassacarr Close, Dunnington
YO19 5SN York

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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
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FEDERACIO DE COOPERATIVES AGRARIES DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 195 750,00
Address
Calle Ulldecona 21 Planta 3
08038 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
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FACHVERBAND DER NAHRUNGS UND GENUSSMITTELINDUSTRIE
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 84 491,25
Address
Zaunergasse 1 3
1030 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher 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.

LEBENSMITTELVERSUCHSANSTALT
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 49 721,25
Address
Zaunergasse 1 3
1030 Wien

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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
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA - GIZ GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 133 790,13
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje

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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
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Savinjska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 57 338,62
CHIESA VIRGINIO

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 082 369,51
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 463 872,64
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 321 304,65
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry

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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
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 137 701,99
ARCHA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 198 625,00
Address
Via Di Tegulaia 10a - Ospedaletto
56121 Pisa Pi

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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 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 85 125,00
FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 149 390,50
Address
Via Etruria 18 Localita Ponterotto
50026 San Casciano In Val Di Pesa

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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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 024,50
LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 144 816,88
Address
Felso-tisza Part 31 34 G Ix Em 24
6723 Szeged

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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
Alföld és Észak Dél-Alföld Csongrád
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 62 064,37
MOGU SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 194 687,50
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Varese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 83 437,50
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 398 576,50
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
€ 170 818,50
BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 411 202,13
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FERTINAGRO BIOTECH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 165 882,05
Address
Calle Berlin Poligono La Paz 185
44195 Teruel

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Region
Noreste Aragón Teruel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 71 092,30
GAVIPLAS, S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 121 358,00
Address
Crtra. N-340 Km 827
46893 Alfarrasi

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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 Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 52 010,75
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 74 154,00
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 781,00
INDULLEIDA S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 2 134 208,13
Address
Carretera Nacional 230, Km. 12
25125 Alguaire

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Region
Este Cataluña Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 914 660,62
ARDAGH GROUP ITALY SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 18 086,25
Address
Frazione Trinita Sn Zona Industriale
64046 Montorio Al Vomano

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Region
Sud Abruzzo Teramo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 751,25
TRIVIUM PACKAGING ITALY SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 60 389,00
Address
Via Dell'industria 3
42027 Montecchio Emilia

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 25 881,00
CHIESA VIRGINIO E C SOCIETA' SEMPLICE AGRICOLA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 201 846,60
Address
Strada Canneto - Asola 46/b
46013 Canneto Sull'oglio

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Mantova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 86 505,68