GreenProtein, revalorisation of vegetable processing industry remnants into high-value functional proteins and other food ingredients.
Date de début de projet01/09/2016
Date de fin du projet01/02/2021
GreenProtein is an European project which aims at a major innovation in the fields of protein production and food loss reduction in EU by producing high-added value, food-grade functional proteins and other ingredients, out of vegetable residues from salad processing.
France, Hungary, The Netherlands, Serbia , Spain
The EU28 imports 77% of the protein it requires for food and feed. This represents an important vulnerability for its economy, risking self-sufficiency and food security. Additionally, reducing food waste is a top issue in the EU, representing losses of €442/ton of produced food material, plus environmental and ethical problems in EU.
GreenProtein is a new European project which aims at a major innovation in these two fields (protein production and food loss reduction in EU) by producing high-added value, food-grade functional proteins and other ingredients, out of vegetable residues from salad processing.
The general objective of the GreenProtein project, that will gather 9 different European partners during 4,5 years, is to establish a demo plant for the extraction and purification of functional RuBisCo protein isolate at industrial scale. GreenProtein will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the revalorisation of green residues from existing agroindustry.
The demo plant that will be placed into a marine container will be ready to be “plugged” to a vegetable industry production line, an easily replicable system with a high spreading projection in the whole EU
This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 720728.
The GreenProtein project is coordinated by Provalor (NL) and involves the participation of other 8 European entities: SMEs (Ruitenberg Ingredients – NL-, Bionet Engineering -ES- and Eurizon -ES-), large companies (Florette -FR-), research organisations (TNO, Netherland Organisation for Applied Scientific Research -NL- and INRA, French National Institute for Agricultural Research -FR-) and universities (PKKE, Pázmány Péter Catholic University -HU- and FBIM, “Union Nikola Tesla” University -RS-)
Project leader: Paulus Kosters, GreenProtein BV, Wageningen (NL)
Contact Persons UMR IATE: Valérie Micard and Hugo de Vries
Budget: 5.5 M€
Call: Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking . VC3. D5-2015 - Valorisation of agricultural residues and side streams from the agro-food industry