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Transforming waste from legumes, mushrooms and coffee into new food products, animal feeds, packaging materials and even cosmetics – this is the ambitious goal of PROLIFIC, a new European research project with prestigious partnership of 17 partners from 8 European countries.
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The partners involved will work to develop technological and industrial solutions for the recovery of proteins and other bioactive molecules (such as fibres and polyphenols) from the processing waste of the agro-food industry, in particular the production of vegetables, mushrooms and coffee. The aim is to produce 16 prototypes of products for the food sectors (vegan / vegetarian, cereal-based, meat-based products), feed (for poultry and pigs), bioactive packaging (for food and cosmetics), and cosmetics.

Coordinated by the School of Life Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (HLS FHNW) (Switzerland) in collaboration with the University of Bologna, the PROLIFIC project is carried out by a broad partnership of research centres, universities and industrial companies from Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Greece, France and Cyprus. Among them the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent.

The project is financed with over 4.5 million euros from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).