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From forest to feed: enable the wood industry to bridge the protein gap

Obiettivo

For decades, Europe has been facing a huge protein deficit (more than 70% is imported). Today, the objective is to initiate ways to sustainably produce proteins in Europe, by creating new cross-sectorial businesses. Partners within the consortium have been developing a bio-refinery concept allowing transformation of woody biomass into high-value Single Cell Protein (SCP) to be used as animal feed.
The SYLFEED project consists in upscaling the bio-refinery process to ensure successful demonstration of Arbiom Wood to Food technology consisting in converting lignocellulose into SCP for use in aquaculture. SYLFEED will demonstrate the synergies between forestry industry and protein fish feed market, creating new high value opportunities for the former and an alternative, sustainable, protein source for the latter. Wood residues are abundant and highly sustainable and SCP present an amino-acid profile close to that of the fishes, making them an excellent raw material in fish feed formulation (there is room for more than 50 lignocellulose bio-refineries in Europe, leading to the production of at least 1.4 Mt of proteins and a significant reduction of the protein gap).
SYLFEED spans across the full value chain: from biomass stakeholder to fish feed sellers (future buyers of SYLFEED proteins), including biomass-to-SCP technology developer/ experts. SYLFEED’s ambition is threefold:
- To respond to strategic needs of protein production in Europe to increase self-sufficiency.
- To improve the local economy (forest industry), save jobs in important industrial sectors and create new ones in the bio-economy.
- To produce proteins for fish feed in a way that addresses local and global environmental issues (oceans overexploitation and negative effects of plant’s culture – soybean, corn...).
To do so, the grand challenge of the SYLFEED demonstration project is to upscale from pilot scale and validate the bio-refinery process that converts lignocellulose into SCP suitable to formulate fish feed.

Campo scientifico

  • /ingegneria e tecnologia/ingegneria dei materiali/carta e legno
  • /scienze sociali/economia e commercio/scienze economiche/economia sostenibile
  • /ingegneria e tecnologia/altre ingegnerie e tecnologie/alimenti e bevande
  • /scienze naturali/scienze biologiche/biochimica/biomolecole/proteine
  • /scienze sociali/economia e commercio/scienze economiche/economia sanitaria
  • /scienze agricole/scienze veterinarie e della produzione lattiero-casearia/zootecnia/mangimi
  • /scienze agricole/biotecnologia agricola/biomassa

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

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

Coordinatore

ARBIOM SAS
Indirizzo
8 Rue De La Michodiere
75002 Paris
Francia
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 2 667 591,21

Partecipanti (9)

NORSKE SKOG GOLBEY
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 102 550
Indirizzo
Route Jean-charles Pellerin Zone Industrielle Iii
88190 Golbey
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRAYON S.A
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 221 093,25
Indirizzo
Rue Joseph Wauters 144
4480 Engis
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 504 475
Indirizzo
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATIS OHF
Islanda
Contributo UE
€ 858 811,25
Indirizzo
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
FODURVERKSMIDJAN LAXA HF
Islanda
Contributo UE
€ 72 928,63
Indirizzo
Krossanesi
603 Akureyri
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 33 534,38
Indirizzo
Po Box 319
4016 Stavanger
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORSUS NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BAEREKRFTSFORSKNING AS
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 382 834,38
Indirizzo
Stadion 4
1671 Krakeroy
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 1 360 000
Indirizzo
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Tipo di attività
Other
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 2 491 250
Indirizzo
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Tipo di attività
Other