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Integrated cascades of PROcesses for the extraction and valorisation of proteins and bioactive molecules from Legumes, Fungi and Coffee agro-industrial side streams

Objective

Agro-industrial residual biomass, side streams and food production by-products like legumes, fungi and coffee are potential sources of valuable ingredients even though the routes for their exploitation are still at an early stage.
Pursuing the ambition of achieving prolific valorization of untapped biomass streams, the project R%D&I activities and partners of Prolific have been positioned around a central innovation cycle that is mainly driven by industrial end-users who exactly know the needs of their customers and the technical constraints and industrial environment in their respective sector.
The PROLIFIC project will apply a range of processing technologies to recover significant amounts of proteins/peptides and other value added compounds (e.g. carotenoids, phenols, caffeine and fibers) from industrial processing residues of legumes (seeds of peas, beans and chickpea), fungi (cuttings and mycelia of different species) and coffee (silver skin residue and not compliant roasted seeds). The economically and environmentally sustainable extraction, enzymatic modification, and conditioning techniques will be upscaled in industrially relevant environment. This will enable the production of consequent amounts of compounds and fractions necessary for the production of 16 product prototypes for the food, feed, packaging and cosmetic sectors.
The Prolific project will assess the environmental, societal, ethical, safety, and regulatory issues at each step of the targeted value chains. SME and large companies strive at achieving competitive biomass exploitation and attracting when needed additional investors. The industrial partners business strategies for the future market penetration starts with the clear identification of the customer needs and goes up to the preparation of give-aways of food and cosmetics prototyped products as a reward for filling in questionnaires about the Prolific products along with intensive dissemination and communication.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology/ethnomycology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/fibers
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2017
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 593 575

Participants (16)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 446 105
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 326 500
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 330 000
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Viale Faustino Tanara 31/A
43100 Parma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CELABOR SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 499 809
Address
Avenue Du Parc 38 Zoning De Petit Rechain
4650 Herve Chaineux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 440 712,50
Address
Arthur Scheunert Allee 40-41
14558 Bergholz Rehbrucke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STOLZENBERGER REINER ERICH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 143,75
Address
Poststrasse 1
74357 Bonnigheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 499 987,50
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other
CONSERVES FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Domaine Du Grand Frigolet Quartier Berneraque
13151 Tarascon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RTD TALOS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 192 375
Address
Diogenous 1 Block A Egomi
2404 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TSATSOS GEORGIOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 272 937,50
Address
Ioannou Metaxa 56
19400 Koropi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ILLYCAFFE S.P.A
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Flavia 110
34147 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLEURETTE
France
EU contribution
€ 150 237,50
Address
Marche D'interet National 2Eme Avenue Batiment G-8
59160 Lomme
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Via Etruria 18 Localita Ponterotto
50026 San Casciano In Val Di Pesa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVACOOP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Viale Aldo Moro 16
40127 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)