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HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYHYDROXYALKANOATES BASED PACKAGING TO MINIMISE FOOD WASTE

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.
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Address

Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 510 878,75

Participants (20)

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AVECOM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 350 175

BIOINICIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 308 437,50

BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 149 242,63

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 271 687,50

FUNDACION GAIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 242 565

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 344 690

INTERTEK ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 392 962,50

KPAD LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 168 000

LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 178 823,75

LINPAC PACKAGING PRAVIA, SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 252 308,88

MELODEA LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 297 937,50

MIGROS TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 184 931,25

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 410 187,50

COMPANY FOR SOFTWARE PRODUCTION, TRADE AND SERVICES PRAJM APPS LLC SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 97 050,63

SONAE MC - SERVICOS PARTILHADOS, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 234 806,25

NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 165 812,50

TUTTI PASTA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 153 825

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 600 320

UNIO CORPORACIO ALIMENTARIA, SCCL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 54 873,88

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 627 075

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773872

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 277 671,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 996 591,02

Coordinated by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain