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Eco-innovative technologies for sustainable exploitation of macromolecules from insects as alternative resource in bioeconomy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 841193

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 162 806,40

  • EU contribution

    € 162 806,40

Coordinated by:

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER AGRARTECHNIK UND BIOOEKONOMIE E V

Germany

Project description

English EN

High protein critters for sustainable bioeconomy

Bugs are an important source of proteins. Edible insects are already on the menu in parts of Africa, Asia and Central and South America – not only as an emergency resource, but as a tasty snack. To date, as many as 1 500 edible insects’ species in more than 100 countries have been recorded. The EU-funded inTECH project will improve processing and extraction technologies for the sustainable exploitation of macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids) from insects. The project is developing the first technological toolbox of pre-treatment, extraction, processing and drying techniques for house crickets, which have one of the highest protein contents among edible insects. It will also adopt a zero-waste process, contributing towards a sustainable bioeconomy.

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER AGRARTECHNIK UND BIOOEKONOMIE E V

Address

Max Eyth Allee 100
14469 Potsdam

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 162 806,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 841193

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 162 806,40

  • EU contribution

    € 162 806,40

Coordinated by:

LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER AGRARTECHNIK UND BIOOEKONOMIE E V

Germany