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Industrial Crops producing added value Oils for Novel chemicals

Objective

Replacing fossil oil with renewable resources is perhaps the most urgent need and the most challenging task that human society faces today. Cracking fossil hydrocarbons and building the desired chemicals with advanced organic chemistry usually requires many times more energy than is contained in the final product. Thus, using plant material in the chemical industry does not only replace the fossil material contained in the final product but also save substantial energy in the processing. Of particular interest are seed oils which show a great variation in their composition between different plant species. Many of the oil qualities found in wild species would be very attractive for the chemical industry if they could be obtained at moderate costs in bulk quantities and with a secure supply. Genetic engineering of vegetable oil qualities in high yielding oil crops could in a relatively short time frame yield such products. This project aims at developing such added value oils in dedicated industrial oil crops mainly in form of various wax esters particularly suited for lubrication. This project brings together the most prominent scientists in plant lipid biotechnology in an unprecedented world-wide effort in order to produce added value oils in industrial oil crops within the time frame of four years as well as develop a tool box of genes und understanding of lipid cellular metabolism in order for rational designing of vast array of industrial oil qualities in oil crops. Since GM technologies that will be used in the project are met with great scepticism in Europe it is crucial that ideas, expectations and results are communicated to the public and that methods, ethics, risks and risk assessment are open for debate. The keywords of our communication strategies will be openness and an understanding of public concerns.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/genetic engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 243 467
Administrative Contact
Knut Wålstedt (Dr.)

Participants (25)

AXEL CHRISTIERNSSON INTERNATIONAL AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 69 600
Address
Strandvaegen 10
44911
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Våg (Ms.)
BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
Belgium
Address
J.e. Mommaertslaan 14
1831 Diegem Machelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Pardo (Mr.)
HUBEI UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 316 467
Address
Xueyuan Road 11
430062
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bangquan Huang (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 346 720
Address
Ul. Bazynskiego 8
80309 Gdansk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antoni Banas (Prof.)
ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 477
Address
West Common
AL52JQ Harpenden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominique Imber (Ms.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 366 800
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Burkhard Rauhut (Prof.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 800
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivo Feussner (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 855 886
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Pulvermuller (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 340 022
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kate Hughes (Ms.)
THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Canada
Address
Street 8625 112 Campus Tower 222 Research Services Office
T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Walesiak (Mr.)
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Allan Green (Dr.)
CARLETON UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
Colonel By Drive 1125
K1S 5B6 Ottawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Darlene Gilson (Ms.)
DONALD DANFORD PLANT SCIENCE CENTER
United States
Address
975 N. Warson Road
63132
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Jaworski (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
Canada
Address
Gordon Street
N1G 2W1 Guelph
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Mullen (Mr.)
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Beardshear Hall 1750
IA50011 Ames
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Basil Nikolau (Prof.)
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA
Canada
Address
Montreal Road 1200
K1A 0R6 Ottawa, On
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Royal Hinther (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Canada
Address
Gymnasium Place, 110
S7N 4J8 Saskatoon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurel O'connor (Ms.)
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Administration Building 360
48824 East Lansing, Michigan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Ohlrogge (Prof.)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
United States
Address
Independence Ave. S.w. 1400
DC 20250 Washington
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Dyer (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Canada
Address
Agronomy Road 102-6190
V6T1Z1 Vancouver
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ljerka Kunst (Ms.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 400
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Hasenpusch (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
United States
Address
Holdrege Street 3835
68583 Lincoln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeanne Wicks (Ms.)
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mikael Gallstedt (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 705 344
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eibertus Nicolaas Van Loo (Dr.)
BAYER BIOSCIENCE NV

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 211 200
Address
Technologiepark-zwijnaarde 38
9052 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Pardo (Mr.)