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Innovative down-scaled FOod processing in a boX

Innovative down-scaled FOod processing in a boX

Objective

The unique FOX approach will research and develop innovative, small scale technologies in mobile or flexible processing units for different applications for small and medium enterprises and farmers in the fruit and vegetable sector in Europe. This will stimulate the transition from a centralised industry to regional hubs that employ innovative, flexible and sustainable technologies based on seasonality and demand. By this, FOX meets expectation of small food businesses for innovative processing solutions, technically and economically feasible, that also consider needs of the food chain and consumers. Consumers expect food they can trust, natural as possible. FOX will focus on mild processing technologies: low temperature drying, mild extraction, mild preservation with pulsed electric field or high pressure, innovative conditioning and packaging and rapid quality testing. By this a variety of fruit/vegetable products can be produced with superior physical and nutritional quality and so contributing to a healthier food diet. FOX processes will be researched (aim TRL 5-6) and demonstrated in six European model regions and seven associated partner regions (only demonstration) with significant fruit and vegetable growing (conventional and organic production). Per Food Circle (=application of a FOX processing unit in specific region) the potential for new business options will be exploited and strategies will be designed to engage consumers in product development processes. Impact of the FOX approach on the environment, business, people and their health will be assessed and serve as input for these developments. To promote the FOX approach of small scale technologies for regional food systems a Europe-wide Interest Group of Small Scale food Processors will be set up that will also foster the dialogue to deliver policy recommendations. Guidelines and targeted communication for each processing technology will be developed to reach potential users (ca. 2,000 companies).

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK

Address

Prof Von Klitzing Strasse 7
49610 Quakenbrueck

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 084 311,06

Participants (24)

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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 652 575

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 430 750

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 463 687,50

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 512 004,69

AINIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 374 085

VYZKUMNY USTAV POTRAVINARSKY PRAHA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 125 890

SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 167 500

INSTITUT ZA NUTRICIONISTIKO LJUBLJANA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 292 625

STICHTING EFFOST

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 186 453,75

ELEA VERTRIEBS- UND VERMARKTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 122,50

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 484 750

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE LA CONSERVATIONES DES PRODUITS AGRICOLES*CTCPA

France

EU Contribution

€ 263 192,50

KOMPETENZZENTRUM OBSTBAU BODENSEE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 298 968,75

STICHTING FOOD TECH PARK BRAINPORT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 294 750

FALKENSTEIN PROJEKTMANAGEMENT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 332 656,25

LINPAC PACKAGING PRAVIA, SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 201 207,50

TERRA I XUFA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 40 468,75

Tomas Ignac Fenix

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 21 250

AGRARNI KOMORA CESKE REPUBLIKY

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 38 750

CEDRUS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA SPOLKA KOMANDYTOWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 184 125

SPOLECNOST MLADYCH AGRARNIKU CESKEREPUBLIKY ZS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 43 750

SADY TUCHORAZ SPOL.S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 72 785

VANRIJSINGENINGREDIENTS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 175 315,50

HUTTEN CATERING B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 111 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817683

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 065 223,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 065 223,75

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK

Germany