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Development of industrial solutions for the recycling and valorization of the olive oil fabrication residues for biopolymers and fine chemicals

Development of industrial solutions for the recycling and valorization of the olive oil fabrication residues for biopolymers and fine chemicals

Objective

The olive oil industry is a major activity in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin, which produces 95% of the world olive oil, 2.4 Mt, and 30 Mt of solid/liquid residues, "alpeorujo". The project will develop new processes to valorise the alpeorujo in the biopolymer and fine chemical industries. The lignin and cellulose contained in the solid residue "Trujillo" will be transformed by liquefaction into new polymer components for polyurethane/phenoplaste polymers and will replace the polio/phenol components issued from the neurochemistry. The fats contained in the liquid residue "alp chin" will be extracted by a vegetal adsorbent made with hydrophone Trujillo and other vegetal fibbers. This process should allow the recovery of fine chemical products from the fats for further valorisation in the pharmacology.

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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE

Address

118,Route De Narbonne 118
31077 Toulouse

France

Administrative Contact

Alain COSTES (Mr)

Participants (9)

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ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE EXTRACTORES DE ACEITE DE ORUJO DE ACEITUNA

Spain

CHIMAR HELLAS S.A

Greece

ETABLISSEMENTS BARDON ET CIE

France

S.P.P.S.

France

SMITHERS OASIS FRANCE

France

SMITHERS OASIS GERMANY GMBH

Germany

STAVELSE METAALBOUW NV

Belgium

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2000-00766

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 074 897

  • EU contribution

    € 1 729 997

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE

France