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PROgress in Saving Proteins And Recovering Energy

Objective

The animal by-products (AB-P) industry has always been a vital part of the world food production chain, providing valuable new products and reducing pollution loads. Anyway, the treatment of animal bioresources requires new and safe biotechnological tools and processes are developed. PROSPARE aims at developing a technological platform for multi-purpose processing of AB-P, in particular poultry ones, flexible enough to be tailored to different industrial sector needs. Using a novel biocatalytic approach unmarketable poultry secondary resources will be converted into value added peptide hydrolysates leading to marketable end-products, with programmable nutritional properties, and biodiesel. Innovative techniques will be used for the molecular characterization of the hydrolyzates. Safety issues associated with new technologies will be properly addressed and novel methods to assess the healthiness of intermediate and end-products developed and compared to standard ones. Platform feasibility will be demonstrated by scaling up to pre-industrial pilot level. The technological innovations will allow obtaining a range of products with programmed functional properties and sensory characteristics that will appeal to consumer objective and subjective requests. Functional characteristics to be targeted will include antioxidant, prebiotic, antimicrobial, antihypertensive properties. The outcome of the PROSPARE project is likely to generate a significant technological breakthrough in the field of AB-P treatment. This will therefore have an impact on the current Regulatory Framework both in EU and RF. An important aim of the project is to prepare the ground for the evolution of the Commission directives in that context. Moreover, taking advantage of this international cooperation, recommendations on how to harmonise, in the longer term, both legislations will also be delivered to the Commission.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Address

Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 626 910

Administrative Contact

Letizia Barantani (Ms.)

Participants (7)

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A.N. BAKH INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 600 900

SYMBOL LTD

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 349 950

STATE INSTITUTION ALL-RUSSIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR POULTRY PROCESSING INDUSTRY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES GU VNIIPP

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 226 050

MOBITEK-M

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 142 500

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 360 045

CORE BIOTECH SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 190 800

AGRICOLA TRE VALLI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 173 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212696

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 August 2011

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 694 460

  • EU contribution

    € 2 670 555

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy