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Enzyme technology for Lean and Green food processing

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238084

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 427 528

  • EU contribution

    € 3 427 528

Coordinated by:

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Objective

Plant material, including industrial vastes from grain production and the juice and vegetable oil industry, is a rich source for valuable functional ingredients for processed foods. Processing of relevant agricultural vaste and product refinery needs, however, rethinking, as it often depends on use of chemical reagents of environmental concern and of harsh reaction conditions with high energy demands. Large requirement of process water adds further to the environmental load. The LeanGreenFood Initial Training Network will focus on solutions to reduce consumption of water and energy, both scarce resources in the future. Carbohydrate and peptide processing to yield value-added food ingredients will be based on the use of mono-component enzymes and on technology developed for highly concentrated solution systems. The LeanGreenFood.network will train 13 ESR’s and 4 ER’s to develop and implement new enzyme-based technology for future development of a more sustainable production. The training will include development and use of specific on-line analytical methods for process monitoring. The use of mechanical treatment and high-pressure tuning of enzymes for process optimization will open up for further process control. The training programme and conferences will be open for participants from outside the Network with the perspective of training a new generation of food scientists.

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Address

Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 311 201

Administrative Contact

Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

Participants (11)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 963 549

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 675 347

Danisco France

France

DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 207 769

Biosensores, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 81 983,98

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 494 601

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 167 062

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 112 108

DANISCO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 40 645

FOSS ANALYTICAL AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 255 986

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 117 276,02

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238084

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 427 528

  • EU contribution

    € 3 427 528

Coordinated by:

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark