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Utilization of biophenols from Olea Europea products - Olives, virgin olive oil and olive mill wastewater (Bio olea)
Start date: Jan 22, 2012, End date: Jan 22, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project aims at a) enhancing the quality of table olives and olive oil produced in the participating regions b) solving olive mill wastewater (OMW) disposal problem removing phenolic compounds and obtaining added-value bioactive food ingredients and c) a conversion of results into production processes by means of appropriate promotional activities. To reach these general objectives the project shall isolate and characterize yeasts and lactic acid bacteria for fermentation process that can be used by table olive industries. In particular: • Obtain bioactive ingredients enriched in phenolic compounds from olive mill wastewater (OMW) using multiple filtration steps. • Test the products for possible cosmetic application (anti-aging, epidermic cell proliferation etc). • Promote research results to olive oil producers and olive mill owners (via targeted workshops and seminars). Create a website where one will be able to find project results and info.
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