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Lactic acid and biosurfactants sourced from sustainable agricultural and industrial (food) WASTE feedstocks as novel FUNCtional ingredients for consumer products

Objective

The WASTE2FUNC project aims to resolve supply chain hurdles towards the efficient conversion of food (crop) waste into two types of biobased functional molecules for use in home- and personal care applications: lactic acid and microbial biosurfactants, functionally outperforming or equalling their respective fossil-based and/or 1G bio-based benchmarks. A new and sustainable biomass waste supply chain will be set up, in close interaction with the primary sector, by developing an ‘ad hoc’ registration- and collection system for erratic agricultural biomass waste and integrating this new biomass supply chain with an existing industrially available and continuous food waste stream , currently converted into biogas. This integration is crucial to build viable business cases associated with the WASTE2FUNC supply- and -value chains. The integration of the WASTE2FUNC biomass supply chain with new value chains based on the cost- and eco- efficient conversion of the waste biomass into market ready functional molecules for home- and personal care applications will be demonstrated. The value chains will be set up by (interaction with) all relevant key stakeholders: farmers and their representatives, primary crop-/food processors, food processors and -retailers, food waste collectors, technology owners for bio-based process, scale up facilities, product developers and -retailers in the respective sectors of application (home- and personal care) (B2B and B2C), regulators and last but not least the consumer . This interaction will be key to define benefits required for the farmers, regulatory- and processing hurdles, product developer- and consumer requirements and -constraints. Together with environmental, economic, social and regulatory analyses and constant optimization, performed by the WASTE2FUNC project partners, this will decrease CO2 emissions with at least 20% and increase value from waste with 2-10 fold and create (high tech) jobs for the primary- and downstream sector in Belgium and Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Coordinator

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 3 034 915

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 596 374,88
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRIPLE W LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 2 207 421,38
Address
Giborei Israel 7
4250407 Netanya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tat Chee Avenue, Kow Loon
Hong Kong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOVER CO-ORDINATION CENTER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 109 265
Address
Steenovenstraat 1 Bus A
2390 Malle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRODA EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 14 180,46
Address
Cowick Hall Snaith
DN14 9AA Goole East Yorkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 108
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 276,13
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCHE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 875
Address
Liefkensstraat 35D
9032 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NNFCC LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 150,50
Address
Biocentre, Innovation Way, York Sci
YO10 5NY York
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATIESTEUNPUNT VOOR LANDBOUW ENPLATTELAND
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 240 625
Address
Diestsevest 40
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Other
BIOGAS SOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 129 687,50
Address
Hagelberg 8
2250 Olen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)