The Pro-Enrich project will demonstrate a new business model for extracting high value components from agricultural streams that will demonstrate technical and commercial feasibility for both small and large biofuel units.
The project will develop a flexible biorefining approach that can process a number of residual products from the production of rapeseed flour, olives, tomatoes and citrus fruits. This will help meet the growing global demand for alternative sources of protein and phenol product streams.
Pro-Enrich takes the process of fractionation of biomass to a new level that identifies proteins, polyphenols, dietary fibers and pigments for use as food ingredients, animal feed, cosmetics and binders.
Objectives of the project
- Determine the components with the highest market potential from the four residual streams under investigation – as evaluated by the project’s industrial end-user partners
- Implement a series of biorefining processes that provide high amounts of high purity functional proteins and bioactive components
- Develop pilot-scale biorefining processes to promote the best demonstration scale business cases
- Apply components isolated from biorefining to important market areas and demonstrate their suitability for the purpose
- Conduct a system analysis to make these processes technically and economically attractive
- Prepare sustainability assessments of process alternatives to ensure that newly developed product areas provide environmental benefits
- Conduct a feasibility assessment of the Pro-Enrich business model
Learn more about this project : www.pro-enrich.eu
This project has received funding from the “Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking” under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement No 792050.