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Demonstration of innovative integrated biomass logistics centres for the Agro-industry sector in Europe

Objective

The main goal of AGROinLOG is the demonstration of Integrated Biomass Logistic Centres (IBLC) for food and non-food products, evaluating their technical, environmental and economic feasibility. The project is based on three agro-industries in the fodder (Spain), olive oil production (Greece) and cereal processing (Sweden) sectors that are willing to deploy new business lines in their facilities to open new markets in bio-commodities (energy, transport and manufacturing purposes) and intermediate bio-products (transport and biochemicals). These sectors represent over 10% turnover of agro-food industries and 30% of those with inherent synergies to integrate food and non-food business taking advantage of their existing equipment, seasonality and established food logistics. The synergies of applying IBLCs business in existing agro-industries can have a positive impact over 18% in final product price, giving a clear competitive strength to a wide segment of agro-industries, which can exploit this privileged situation compared to a new biomass supply business built from scratch.
The project is built on these agro-industries that will achieve a TRL7-8 in their facilities, guaranteeing operation under real conditions and with big amounts of production compared to the current activity, ensuring proximity to real market at the end of the project. Main challenges are based on being able to integrate logistics, harvesting and equipment in food and non-food applications, where the project is focused; ensuring marketability of the final bio-commodities. Besides, AGROinLOG will apply a multi-actor approach to attain experiences and knowledge of the sectors and agro-industries, enhancing the accuracy of the business models and developing effective and friendly guidelines of best practices to replicate and spread IBLC concept in Europe. This project will contribute towards employment stability –seasonality avoidance-, rural development and bio-economy goals.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

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Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3d
50018 Zaragoza

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 810 966,25

Participants (15)

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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 516 775

FUNDACION ZARAGOZA LOGISTICS CENTER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 359 060

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 615 962,50

JTI - Institutet för jordbruks- och miljöteknik AB

Sweden

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 479 562,50

AGROINDUSTRIAL PASCUAL SANZ SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 387 751,88

NUTRIA ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI ETAIRIA TYPOPIISIS KAI EMPORIAS AGROTIKON PROIONTON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 211 564,50

LANTMANNEN EKONOMISK FORENING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 114 974,13

RISE PROCESSUM AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 792 615

COOPERATIVAS AGRO-ALIMENTARIAS DE ESPANA U DE COOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 191 585

INSTITOUTO AGROTIKIS KAI SYNETAIRISTIKIS OIKONOMIAS INASO PASEGES

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 342 785

AGRICONSULTING EUROPE S.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 335 584,38

ASSOCIATION UKRAINIAN AGRIBUSINESSCLUB

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 60 328,75

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 76 578,75

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 639 621,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727961

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 385 661,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 935 714,89

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain