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AgriWasteValue (2018-2022)

Interreg North-West Europe

Currently, the majority of natural actives used in cosmetic or nutraceutical formulations are imported to Europe, while a great diversity of resources is present in North-West Europe. A large amount of residues in covered areas, known for their arboriculture and viticulture sectors, are not fully exploited for the sourcing of natural actives and are not used.

The aim of the AgriWasteValue project is to transform agricultural residues from the European North-West regions into bioactive compounds in order to use them in key industrial sectors such as the cosmetic and nutraceutical fields and then in a second phase in the energy, chemical and agricultural fields.

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ReSolute (2020-2023)

Bio-Based Industries

The chemical sector today faces several challenges that are driving demand for higher performance and safer biomass-derived chemicals. Meanwhile the pulp and paper industry is actively exploring new growth opportunities to diversify its business, and this includes bio-based chemicals.

ReSolute will build factories at an industrial scale to convert waste cellulosic biomass into safe, environmentally friendly chemicals with applications across diverse industrial as a key part of the circular economy.

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BoostCrop (2019-2022)

Horizon 2020 (FET OPEN)

Cold and freezing stress are important constraints for crops and for horticulture. BoostCrop seeks to reduce such stress by an invention called 'molecular heaters'. These are nature-inspired molecules that absorb solar radiation and convert it to heat energy.

The invention would reduce yield losses due to cold stress, extend growth seasons and the geographical locations suitable for agriculture, increase crop yield at high crop density and, concomitantly, reduce greenhouse energy costs. BoostCrop strives to increase food production to feed a continuously growing population, thus tackling a major European and Global Challenge in Food Security.

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ALPO (2016-2021)

Interreg France-Wallonie-Flandres

The project ALPO is an INTERREG project that results from the trans-borders cooperation between the French and Belgian regions Hauts-de-France, Grand-Est and Wallonia. Microalgal biomass has recently become increasingly significant as an alternative source of added-value molecules.

The objective of this project is to extract and purify the maximum of added-value products, with a highlight in lipids and carbohydrates, by coupling several strategies (chemical, physical and enzymatic) and technologies (microwave, membrane, centrifuge partition chromatography and supercritical fluid extraction).

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EnzyTurf (2018)

EIT Climate KIC

EnzyTurf (Enzymatic Turf thatch hydrolysis) aims to ensure the maintenance of a beautiful lawn in a more environmentally friendly way than so-called traditional methods.

AgroParisTech has partnered via the URD ABI (Agro-biotechnologies industrielles) with the agro-industrial group Soufflet to develop an enzymatic solution for turf treatment. The goal of this collaboration is to replace the many current mechanical treatments with a single intervention.

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Voucher BIOPHENOL (2017-2018)

EIT Climate KIC

Biophenol developed a competitive fractionation process which concentrates the phenolic compounds present in fast pyrolysis bio-oil made from forest residues.

Current fractionation processes are too expensive for the phenolic fraction to be competitive with the price of phenol. The Biophenol innovating fractionation process can extract phenolic compounds at low cost, allowing its future customers to have a biobased and cheaper raw material than phenol. The aim of this project is to purify Biophenol’s fraction and test it on epoxy resin manufacturing to determine its properties.

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