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Production of functional innovative ingredients from paper and agro-food side-streams through sustainable and efficient tailor-made biotechnological processes for food, feed, pharma and cosmetics

Objective

Agro-food and Paper mill side streams and by-products are sources of unexploited organic fractions exploitable into safe microbial biomasses, functional ingredients and intermediates, e.g. prebiotics, pre-fermented ingredients, bioplastics and chemicals. The INGREEN bio-based ingredients/materials will be used to produce innovative functional products for food, feed, packaging, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic sectors. The INGREEN outcomes will be obtained by validated tailor made biotechnologies based on safe microorganisms or eco-friendly approaches. Logistics and storage conditions will be optimized to favor the flow from feedstock to the bio-based prototype producers. INGREEN aims to demonstrate in industrial environments the efficiency and sustainability of the target biotechnologies to produce i) lactobionic acid (LBA), galactooligosaccharides (GOS), microbial safe biomasses from whey; ii) polyhydrohyalkanoates (PHA) enriched biomasses and purified PHA, as prebiotics and bioplastics respectively, from paper mill wastewater; iii) functional pre-fermented ingredients from rye/wheat milling fractions. Safe and characterized INGREEN ingredients will be used for innovative functional cheeses, bakery products and nutritious feeds. Functional GOS, LBA and pre-fermented bran will be used to produce prebiotic immune-stimulating gel, nutraceutical supplement and cleanser for human health. INGREEN biodegradable material will be valorised into bag in box to boost INGREEN fluid prototype sustainability. Prototype safety, shelf-life, quality and functional performances will be compared to benchmarks. Also LCA/LCC, sound business cases and plans and compliance with REACH and any relevant EU safety legislation will be applied over the whole project to assess prototype benefits compared to benchmarks. INGREEN product specifications will contribute to define/standardize the regulatory requirements for outcome innovation deals, market uptake and societal acceptance.

Coordinator

INEUVO LTD

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48 Roseberry Avenue
Po6 29z Cosham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 598 232,25

Participants (16)

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 784 500

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

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 325 937,50

SMURFIT KAPPA BAG-IN-BOX

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 863

CASEIFICIO MAMBELLI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 443 187,50

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 621 000

ACTIVATEC LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 535 465,06

INNOVEN SRL .

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 197 400

SMURFIT KAPPA ITALIA S.P.A

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 401 536

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRALEE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 380 535

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

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 428 598

STICHTING EFFOST

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 288 563

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 675

AVECOM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 279 288

MOLINI PIVETTI SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 283 437

DEPOFARMA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 137

ISITEC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 245 565,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 838120

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 775 678,83

  • EU contribution

    € 6 323 919,56

Coordinated by:

INEUVO LTD

United Kingdom