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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.
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Coordinator

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

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Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 593 575

Participants (16)

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 446 105

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 326 500

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 330 000

STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

CELABOR SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 499 809

IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 440 712,50

STOLZENBERGER REINER ERICH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 143,75

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 499 987,50

CONSERVES FRANCE

France

RTD TALOS LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 192 375

TSATSOS GEORGIOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 272 937,50

ILLYCAFFE S.P.A

Italy

NUTRITION SCIENCES

Belgium

PLEURETTE

France

EU Contribution

€ 150 237,50

FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

INNOVACOOP SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 790157

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 342 470,45

  • EU contribution

    € 4 672 382,75

Coordinated by:

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland