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Pickering emulsions for food applications

Objective

Enormous food waste worldwide has huge environmental and cost efficiency impact. Chemical deterioration caused by e.g.
oxidation of lipids, vitamins and other food constituents are causes of waste. Many foods are emulsions stabilized by
surfactants. Conventional surfactants have dominated emulsion science due to their ease of use, relatively low cost and
control. However, their future industrial use is under threat, because of formulation foaming problems and the need to reduce
volatile organic compounds and carbon footprints. The use of so-called Pickering particles for production of physically and
oxidatively stable emulsions may be a solution to these problems. The aim of the Pickering Emulsions for Food Applications
- PICKFOOD project is therefore to provide a framework and novel methodologies to study and develop Pickering emulsions
and to evaluate their applications in safe, healthy and functional foods in collaboration with the food industry. Achieving this
goal involves a combination of soft matter physics and food colloid science deepening our physical understanding of
emulsion stability and processing, preparation of food-grade Pickering particles as well as characterizing them by highly
advanced methods not traditionally used in food science. Moreover, physics and food science will join forces in
electrohydrodynamic processing to avoid the deterioration of thermo-sensitive compounds during encapsulation since the
solvents are evaporated at low temperature. PICKFOOD assembles a multisectorial team of scientists to train young
researchers, and provide them with the combination of skills from soft matter physics and food colloid science. We want to
specifically provide them with technological and methodological competences to advance the field of Pickering emulsions for
food production and associated characterization methods ―and help them to utilize the experience from PICKFOOD in their
individual careers.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 877 026,96

Participants (11)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 280 805,76
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STAYFIT NUTRISUPPLIES COMPANY LIMITED
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 215 588,88
Address
Street Sinza-mori, Road Sinza Mori Plot 31 House 3
16102 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNILEVER INNOVATION CENTRE WAGENINGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)