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HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYHYDROXYALKANOATES BASED PACKAGING TO MINIMISE FOOD WASTE

Objective

The main objective of YPACK is the pre-industrial scale up and validation of two innovative food packaging solutions (thermoformed tray and flow pack bag) based on PHA, with active and passive barrier properties. New packaging will use food industry by-products (cheese whey and almond shells), assure the biodegradability and recyclability, and reduce food waste, in the frame of the EU Circular Economy strategy.

YPACK will use a holistic approach and methodology involving different knowledge areas: Development of packaging solutions (Production of PHBV layers, compounding, prototyping, Industrial Validation), Product Validation (Quality / Shelf life), Social approach (Customer profiling, Dissemination, Policies & Regulatory) and Market Assessment (Business study and Risk assessment). YPACK is aligned with the EU Circular Economy strategy, including the use of raw bio-based food industry by-products, LCA studies, recyclability & biodegradability of packaging and trying to reduce Food Waste. The project is constructed in line with the Responsible Research and Innovation guidelines of the European Commission.

The project has a total duration of 36 months. Several processes related to the production of multilayered passive and active systems based on raw PHBV will be optimised and scaled up to pre-industrial size to validate the production of the proposed packaging solutions for extend the shelf life of selected food products. They consist in:
i) a multilayer tray involving an inner active layer, and
ii) a multilayer flow pack with improved barrier properties. A consumer profiling and market study will be performed at the first stage of the project in order to identify consumers´ preferences, market needs and match them with the new EU regulations and packaging materials breakthroughs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics/polyhydroxyalkanoates
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food packaging
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 510 878,75

Participants (20)

AVECOM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 350 175
Address
Industrieweg 122P
9032 Gent-wondelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOINICIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 437,50
Address
Calle Algepser 65 Puerta 3
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 149 242,63
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 271 687,50
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 242 565
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 344 690
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga Congredados
4715 330 Braga
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERTEK ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 392 962,50
Address
Via Guido Miglioli 2/A
20063 Cernusco Sul Naviglio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KPAD LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 168 000
Address
Francis House 2 Park Road Barnet
EN5 5RN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 178 823,75
Address
Felso-tisza Part 31 34 G Ix Em 24
6723 Szeged
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LINPAC PACKAGING PRAVIA, SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 252 308,88
Address
Vegafriosa, La Calzada
33128 Pravia, Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MELODEA LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 297 937,50
Address
The Faculty Of Agriculture Of The
76100 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIGROS TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 184 931,25
Address
Ataturk Mah Turgut Bulvari No7 Atasehir
34758 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 410 187,50
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMPANY FOR SOFTWARE PRODUCTION, TRADE AND SERVICES PRAJM APPS LLC SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 97 050,63
Address
16-Ta Makedonska Brigada No. 13B-local 304
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SONAE MC - SERVICOS PARTILHADOS, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 234 806,25
Address
Lugar Do Espido, Via Norte
4470 177 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 812,50
Address
Poligono Industrial Empresarium C/ Romero 12
50720 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TUTTI PASTA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 825
Address
Poligono Comarca 2, Calle B 10
31191 Esquiroz-navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 600 320
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIO NUTS, SCCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 873,88
Address
C. Joan Oliver Num. 16-24
43206 Reus, Tarragona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 627 075
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments