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Lupinus mutabilis for Increased Biomass from marginal lands and value for BIOrefineries

Lupinus mutabilis for Increased Biomass from marginal lands and value for BIOrefineries

Objective

The Andes Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis, tarwi) grows excellently in marginal lands due to it´s excellent foraging characteristics having the ability to fix nitrogen, mobilise soil phosphate and have low nutritional requirements for cultivation. For the increased biomass needed in Europe in coming years and decades we cannot rely on the most fertile lands, which is currently allocated to food production, we need to increase the yield from marginal lands. There the lupin varieties are preponderant, the one providing highest yield (up to 80 ton/ha) is Lupinus mutabilis. Varieties can be chosen for giving this high yield of green silage or high yield of seeds contain more than 20% oil, more than 40% protein and the remainder carbohydrates are mainly oligosaccharides characterized as “prebiotics”. Andes lupin can be grown as a summer crop in N-central Europe conditions and as winter crop in Mediterranean conditions.

Breeding and cropping research is performed in the LIBBIO project for maximizing the yield and value of lupin agriculture in different European marginal lands conditions, with respect to both the farmers and biorefineries. Pre-industrial processing is developed and optimized for the lupin, properties of the different fractions analysed, their advantage for different industrial use evaluated, and a few products developed as an example.

With respect to environmental impact the lupin is expected to be superior. It does not need much fertilizer, it enriches the soil with nitrogen and phosphate and is therefore expected to be excellent for crop rotation and soil regeneration. These properties will be evaluated further in the project along with techno-economic and agricultural viability and effect on farm and biorefinery income.
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NYSKOPUNARMIDSTOD ISLANDS

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Arleyni 2-8
112 Reykjavik

Iceland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 668 875

Participants (13)

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HANZEHOGESCHOOL GRONINGEN STICHTING

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 617 500

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 435 875

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 508 750

STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 516 250

COLOR & BRAIN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 258 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 284 250

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 261 450

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 215 075

LANDGRAEDSLA RIKISINS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 183 250

UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA ION IONESCU DE LA BRAD DIN IASI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 220 625

VANDINTER SEMO BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 195 500

LUSOSEM PRODUTOS PARA AGRICULTURA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 202 100

HOEHERE BUNDESLEHR- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER LANDWIRTSCHAFT RAUMBERG-GUMPENSTEIN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 356 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720726

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 923 750

  • EU contribution

    € 4 923 750

Coordinated by:

NYSKOPUNARMIDSTOD ISLANDS

Iceland