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Municipal solids waste (MSW) are collected by municipalities and represents more than 500 kg/capita (EU-27 average), 300 million tonnes overall every year in the EU-32. Currently, approximately 50% of this volume is landfilled. More than 1.3 million tonnes of Marine rest raw material (MRRM) are generated in Europe each year. Some countries, such as Norway and Denmark, have traditionally for anima ...
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Approximately one third of all food produced globally is wasted every year throughout the whole value chain-from farmers to consumers. To extract the significant amounts of valuable compounds contained in these wastes, AgriMax will combine affordable and flexible processing technologies (ultrasound assisted and solvent extraction, filtration, thermal and enzymatic treatments) for the valorization ...
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Optimised moulded pulp for renewable packaging solutions (PULPACKTION)

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2020,

The aim of PULPACKTION project is to develop cellulose-based tailored-to-purpose packaging solutions for specific food and electronic packaging applications which needs medium and high barrier requirement’s and that nowadays are packing in polymer fossil based solutions. This innovation will take advantage of the flexibility in the wet-moulding production of wood pulp based materials. Different ty ...
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MyToolBox mobilises a multi-actor partnership (academia, farmers, technology SMEs, food industry and policy stakeholders) to develop novel interventions aimed at achieving a 20-90% reduction in crop losses due to fungal and mycotoxin contamination. MyToolBox will not only pursue a field-to-fork approach but will also consider safe use options of contaminated batches, such as the efficient producti ...
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About 2/3 of the rice consumed by European citizens is produced in EU, and its productivity is affected by abiotic and biotic stresses. Of particular concern, global temperature has increased over the last century, especially during the last 50 years (0.13° C / decade). One consequence has been a clear tendency toward salinization, which affects rice as one of the most salt sensitive crop in the r ...
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Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources (SHAREBOX)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2019,

To pave the way forward for IS as a solution for more efficient processing and energy systems for the process industry, we will develop a secure ICT platform (SHAREBOX) for the flexible management of shared process resources that will provide plant operations and production managers with the robust and reliable information that they need in real-time in order to effectively and confidently share r ...
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Continuing population and consumption growth are driving global food demand, with agricultural activity increasing to keep pace. Europe has a major agricultural waste problem, generating some 700 million tonnes of waste annually. There is an urgent need and huge opportunity to address the efficient use of agricultural wastes, co-products and by-products (AWCB) towards delivering sustainable value ...
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The Process Industries require a high degree of automation, monitoring, and advanced simulation and control for their often complex manufacturing processes and operations. Emphasis is on continuous or batch production, mixing, reaction and separation of materials of higher value. Indeed, increased globalisation and competition are drivers for process analytical technologies (PAT) that enable seaml ...
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WASTE2FUELS aims to develop next generation biofuel technologies capable of converting agrofood waste (AFW) streams into high quality biobutanol.Butanol is one of the most promising biofuels due to its superior fuel properties compared to current main biofuels, bioethanol and biodiesel. In addition to its ability to reduce carbon emissions, its higher energy content (almost 30% more than ethanol), ...
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Nanocomposites are promising for many sectors, as they can make polymers stronger, less water and gas permeable, tune surface properties, add functionalities such as antimicrobial effects. In spite of intensive research activities, significant efforts are still needed to deploy the full potential of nanotechnology in the industry. The main challenge is still obtaining a proper nanostructuring of t ...
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With the development of powerful real-time imaging modalities, the sector of minimally invasive surgery has grown massively in the last decades. The easy and reliable navigation of the medical devices used in these environments is one of the key aspects for the success of such an operation. Currently, only a limited spectrum of devices for these interventions is available defined by the medical de ...
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IbD® will create a holistic platform for facilitating process intensification in processes in which solids are an intrinsic part, the cornerstone of which will be an intensified-by-design® (IbD). The IbD approach is hinged on the use of robust data about a process to ‘redesign’, modify, adapt and alter that process in a continuous, intensified system, and will be the new paradigm in the intensific ...
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In response to growing industry demand for rapid, non-destructive techniques for foreign body detection and identification in food products, IRIS (an advanced engineering company from Spain that specialises in the integration of real-time monitoring solutions in the industry) will accelerate the development of an affordable, rapid and accurate hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system for the on-line det ...
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Valorisation of waste streams from the agro food sector (VALOWASTE)

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017,

"The ever-increasing depletion of natural resources, the economical stress on water bodies and raw materials, the increase of greenhouse emissions and the raising awareness of citizens for sustainable development has culminated in the transformation of organic wastes, residues and biomass to valuable materials and fuels producing no (or limited) waste -a concept known as biorefinery or valorisatio ...
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LEGUVAL targets the use of co-products and by-products of processed legumes production for valorisation by extraction of the protein fraction and use of the leftover biomass as additives in composites production and as a source of biogas by anaerobic digestion. Multiple benefits will be gained by these approaches for plastics producers since proteins are biodegradable raw materials suitable for me ...
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In-field wireless sensor network to predict rice blast (RICE-GUARD)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2016,

The RICE-GUARD monitoring system is a tool designed to assist rice-growers in their rice blast management decisions. Rice blast is the most serious disease of cultivated rice. It is caused by the fungus Magnaporthe grisea (Pyricularia oryzae Cav.), which in favourable conditions can produce yield losses of up to 100 %. The fungus affects all the rice-growing regions of the world, including all ric ...
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Development of a novel method for rodent control (PIEDPIPERDA)

Start date: Dec 1, 2014, End date: May 31, 2016,

The Piedpiper project (funded under the FP7-SME2011scheme) started in December 2011 with its aim being to transform the Pest Control industry. To date it has developed (ahead of schedule) a new transdermal toxin and a new Pest Control Device using an aerosol to deliver the toxin.With the EU ban on warfarins due to take effect in 2014 we believe that this project is not just viable but essential to ...
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Mycotoxins are contaminants produced by fungi that infest food crops and processed foods. Mycotoxins enter the food chain via infected crops that are either directly consumed by humans or indirectly ingested as a consequence of crops as an animal feed ingredient. These toxins have been linked to human oesophageal cancer, equine leukoencephalomalacia, and toxic feed syndrome in poultry, and pulmona ...
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"An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is the substance in a pharmaceutical drug that has the pharmacological activity. The crystallisation process is a critical step in the API manufacturing process and for delivering “product” in its final form, with some 70 % of products going through a crystallization step at some point in their manufacture. The size and shape of the crystals are important ...
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Meat and poultry products are vehicles for millions of cases of foodborne illness globally each year. Controlling pathogens such as campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and Yersinia enterocolitica, is a primary goal for industry. Additionally, processors are constantly striving to lengthen product shelf life. However, consumer aversion to traditional chemica ...
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The EU finfish industry should deliver high quality and safe products to the marketplace to meet the expectation of consumers. Appearance, nutrition, texture, freshness, and spoilage are the most important quality and safety attributes of fish products. Quality inspection of fish is typically carried out manually on candling tables by human visual detection, which is very labour intensive, and man ...
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The SMARTRIPE project will help SMEs from the cheese-making and equipment supply chain to exploit the results of the FP6 TRUEFOOD project, which focused on the introduction of new technologies for the elaboration of European Traditional Food Products, and covered a large range of activities, from consumer behaviour to food safety and nutritional impact. The improvement of ripening of traditional c ...
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Worldwide about 7 million tonnes of coated paper, paperboard and cardboard (cartons) are currently manufactured annually mainly for food and beverage packaging. The standard coating material currently used is petrochemical-based polyethylene (PE). Typical laminate packaging contains about 20% of this material. Increased political, legislative and consumer pressure to reduce the dependency on fossi ...
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"Powdered Infant Formula (PIF) is a milk-like food intended to supplement or replace the milk of the baby's mother. The quality, nutritional profile and safety of PIF are intrinsic for the health and wellbeing of the babies and infants that depend on it for their survival and growth. Since most infant formulae are required to be instant, the preferred drying approach is typically designed to allow ...
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Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), naturally produced polyesters, are gaining attention in the biodegradable polymer market due to their high biodegradability and versatility. They display sufficient functional properties to replace some of the 250 MTs of plastics used worldwide today, especially in the substitution of PET, which is widely used in soft drink bottles to electronics casing. A key challen ...
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Powdered infant formula is the most widespread and established alternative to the breastfeeding of the newborn. Despite preservation steps during production illnesses caused by contaminated formula as a result of Salmonella spp., Cronobacter sakazakii have been reported, which can often lead to brain damage or death in babies and infants. The use of extremely high temperatures during sterilisation ...
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Food business operators must make daily decisions about food safety and quality, often based on limited scientific data, or full knowledge of the consequences of deviations for the consumer, due to the limited capacity to carry out analyses and risk assessments. This project will develop the necessary tools based on scientific evidence and predictive and probabilistic models to enable food operato ...
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Particles and granules play a key role in process efficacy and final product quality for numerous industries including pharmaceuticals, food, nutritionals and cosmetics. Particle physics governs process variables such as flow, blending, granulation, compression and coating. These variables can have a significant effect on final product behaviour such as blend homogeneity, drug absorption rates, pr ...
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Crop Protection by Natural Raw Material Derived Biomolecules (NatuCrop)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2014,

The NatuCrop proposal seeks to develop a natural plant protection and biostimulant product for the SME’s customers in the horticultural/agricultural industry. The product will be a liquid formulation suitable for application to plants through existing foliar spraying systems. The product will contain an optimal combination of naturally derived biomolecules for the protection of commercial crops ag ...
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Thinfilm measurements on organic photovoltaic layers (THIME)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2014,

Printing and other large-area roll-to-roll (R2R)-compatible processes present exciting opportunities for cost-efficient mass manufacturing of electronics, among other functionalities, on large-area and flexible substrates such as plastic, paper and fabrics. In particular, thin film Organic Photovolactics (OPV) are generating a buzz in the industry. Printing the active components of a PV system ont ...
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In 2008 a WHO report on microbial safety in fresh produce prioritised leafy green vegetables as the highest priority in terms of fresh produce safety from a global perspective. It is critical that effective decontamination steps are in place to ensure consumer protection and confidence in fresh produce. There is thus a requirement to ensure microbiological safety during production of minimally pro ...
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"Heat sensitive foods and products that possess excellent quality in terms of taste, aroma, texture, and appearance, such as herbs, spices, seafood, etc., pose a major challenge to food driers. Products such as garlic, ginger, spring onions and shrimps are cellular tissues containing gas-filled pores that tend to collapse when subjected to dehydration. This collapse is more noticeable with prolong ...
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The Development of a Next Generation Robotic Milking Parlour (ROTABOT)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

The Rotabot project will deliver an intelligent next generation robotic milking system incorporating automated teat cleaning, cluster attachment and post milking disinfection on a scalable rotary milking installation. The system will be suitable for use in both new and existing rotary milking parlours. The project will integrate a number of novel technologies into a rotary milking parlour with the ...
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WHEYLAYER2: barrier biopolymers for sustainable packaging (WHEYLAYER 2)

Start date: Aug 1, 2012, End date: Jul 31, 2014,

"The WHEYLAYER 2 project is based on the WHEYLAYER project that has been recognized by the EC as a star project with high dissemination potential and has received a lot of interest from the packaging industry and its end users. The WHEYLAYER project developed a biopolymer-coating based on pure whey protein isolates for plastic films able to replace currently used expensive synthetic oxygen barrier ...
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Piedpiper (PIEDPIPER)

Start date: Dec 1, 2011, End date: Nov 30, 2013,

Rodents have always been a risk to mankind. Rats and mice carry over 70 diseases that can be transmitted to humans, they also cause economic damage to crops, buildings and infrastructure that runs into billions of Euro’s per year. The rat population of the world is expanding rapidly and our current control systems are just not effective. All of the current electro mechanical devices have a carbon ...
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Cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical industry is the verification that the cleaning procedure used to remove contaminants from equipment surfaces is successfully reproducible. In pharmaceutical manufacture, plants or individual pieces of equipment may be dedicated to individual products or indeed used in multi-product manufacture. Cleaning should be carried out as soon as practical after the ...
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"Rice is the main crop in wet areas such as river deltas and is an essential tool in Europe in managing protected ecosystems. Irrigation water is a key factor in the production of rice and water quality has a major impact on crop yield as a result of tolerance of rice to factors such as dissolved salts. Rice is more water consuming than many other crops: in continuous flooding cultivation it takes ...
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WaterBee Smart Irrigation Systems Demonstration Action (WaterBee DA)

Start date: Jul 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

The WaterBee Smart Irrigation Demonstration Action is the follow-on phase from the very successful FP7-SME-007-1 WaterBee “Research for SMEs” project (222440) that ended in September 2010, & very convincingly researched, developed & proved the concept of the WaterBee Prototype to provide an unique scientific soil-moisture model that automatically adapts to each installation & crop with a distribut ...
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Novel on-line composting monitoring system (COMPO-BALL)

Start date: Feb 1, 2010, End date: Jan 31, 2013,

"Composting represents a sustainable solution for the treatment of organic waste, whatever its origin, however the economic returns of composting could be increased by improving the quality of the final product. The starting waste material from farms is more homogeneous and has a higher percentage of organic waste than household recycled waste. To this end, the final quality of the compost could b ...
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"The EU dairy industry produces 130 billion litres of raw milk each year for consumption and for application in the production of many food, feed and pharma products. Without doubt the quality and safety of milk and milk products is of paramount importance for safeguarding the health and safety of EU consumers. While pasteurisation has resulted in a dramatic decline in milk-borne disease outbreaks ...
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