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Separation, fractionation and isolation of biologically active natural substances from corn oil and other side streams

Objective

The EXCornsEED project aims to exploit the convergence between science, chemistry, biology, engineering and biotechnology tools for the creation of new knowledge and innovative applications, with the main goal to develop and validate an integrated process of innovative and highly sustainable extraction/purification/concentration technologies to be applied to bio-refineries side streams (i.e. corn oil, thin stillage from bio-ethanol and rapeseed meal from biodiesel production) for the recovery of proteins and several other bio-active compounds (i.e. polyphenols, amino acids, fibers, lipid compounds, alkaloids and tannins, etc.) and characterization/preparation of these as ingredients for food, specialty chemicals, and cosmetics markets. A three-step approach will upscale the EXCornsEED process from lab level (few grams, TRL3) up to industrial pilot in ENV premises (1t/d capacity, TRL5).
The project stems from a sound industrial vision set by ENV and other industrial partners to transform traditional bioethanol production in future biorefinery concept, fully in line with EU strategies for a bio-based economy. The concurrent presence of biotech producer ENV (project initiator) technology experts SAP, CEL and ICE, and product companies SIAL, NUT, BZN and DRL will guarantee the commitment towards a real market-driven project. A synergistic approach will be used with the collaboration of other partners CREA, CTA, INNEN, HC and TEC, in order to define a self-sustainable system and have an outcome that is in accordance with the principles of the circular economy.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2017
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 085 672

Participants (13)

ENVIRAL AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Trnavska Cesta
920 41 Leopoldov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIGHCHEM SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Leskova 11
811 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 481 472
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU CHIMIE SI PETROCHIMIE ICECHIM
Romania
EU contribution
€ 292 125
Address
Splaiul Independentei 202 Sector 6
060021 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION CORPORACION TECNOLOGICA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 385 344
Address
Calle Albert Einstein S/n
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
CELABOR SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 675 836
Address
Avenue Du Parc 38 Zoning De Petit Rechain
4650 Herve Chaineux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGMA-ALDRICH PRODUCTION GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Industriestrasse 25
9470 Buchs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DR LAURANNE SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 289 097
Address
Via Degli Arvali 29
00175 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 313
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATION ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 813
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 625
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
NUTRICIA RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Uppsalalaan 12
3584 CT Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek Bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)