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Enhanced bioconversion of agricultural residues through cascading use

Objective

The BIOrescue project aims to develop and demonstrate a new innovative biorefinery concept based on the cascading use of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) supplemented by wheat straw (and other seasonal underutilised lignocellulosic feedstocks. i.e pruning residues, residual citrus peels and wastes). This new concept will avoid disposal and allow for the production of some biodegradable bio-based products and bioactive compounds that will help to replace the existing ones based on fossil resources.

The research will help to expand the business opportunities of the mushroom cultivation farms, and the know-how and business opportunities of all the partners involved. The main innovations are:
- Improved methods for the lab-based rapid (NIR) analysis of biomass
- Innovative two step fractionation of SMS
- Synergic effects for complete SMS glucan hydrolysis
- Innovative enzyme immobilisation strategy
- Development of highly efficient glucan-enzymes
- Novel lignin based nano- and micro-carriers
- Biopesticide production from monomeric sugars SMS derived and their packaging into nanocarriers

The consortium involved is a representation of some BIC members including a large company (Monaghan Mushrooms) which is leading the proposal and some SMEs (MetGen Oy and CLEA Technologies) and BIC associate members (University of Naples and CENER). Additionally other relevant partners with well-known expertise in their respective areas contribute to the objectives. Among them some research organisations (Imperial College of London and Max Planck Institute of Polymers) and Innovative SMEs (Celignis Limited, Zabala Innovation Consulting, Greenovate Europe and C-TECH Innovation Ltd). The synergies between large industry and SME’s go beyond the scope of this project. There is a lot of potential for collaboration between agricultural industry (Monaghan) and biotechnology (MetGen and CLEA) to provide novel solutions for continuous circular economy in large agriculture-based value-chains.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CENER
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 476 918,75

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 270 945
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONAGHAN MUSHROOMS IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tyholland
Monaghan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METGEN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 733 509,75
Address
Rakentajantie 26
20780 Kaarina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLEA TECHNOLOGIES BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 19 912,13
Address
Delftechpark 34
2628 XH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 000
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 136 218,75
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 303 250
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CELIGNIS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 123 702,50
Address
Upper William Street Unit 4 Mill Court
V94 Limerick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 656,25
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 241 027,50
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)