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Pushing the frontier of circular agriculture by converting residues into novel economic, social and environmental opportunities

The 37 partners of the International AgriLoop consortium aim to extend the agricultural production value of two major players of the global bioeconomy: EU and China, by eco-efficiently upgrading underexploited residues into a portfolio of high added-value bio-products able to generate new bio-based markets or to compete with. AgriLoop will develop safe-and-sustainable-by-design bioconversion processes integrated in a cascading biorefinery approach to convert a range of agri-residues into plant and microbial proteins, polyesters and other bio-based chemicals to be used for food, feed, health and materials applications. AgriLoop scientific objectives are to i) improve the recovery of highly functional native molecules from primary and secondary residues and to tailor bioconversion schemes toward microbial proteins and polyesters ii) anticipate the complex circularities of such biorefinery to comply with safe and sustainable requirements, guide scientific and technological advances of AgriLoop cascading processes toward end-products. By strengthening EU-CN cooperation, informing SSbD guidance and opening up new avenues for flexible agri-based value chains, AgriLoop will increase resources efficiency through reduced discharges of agricultural residues, while taking share of the highly dynamic worldwide markets of alternative proteins and biochemicals and reducing the cost of agriculture and food system on our environment and health.

Key Figures

    Projektlaufzeit:2022 - 2026
    Finanzierung:Dieses Projekt wird vom Rahmenprogramm der Europäischen Union für Forschung und Innovation (Horizont Europa) finanziert - Vertragsnummer 101081776

    Project management

    Prof. Dr. Philippe Corvini
    Prof. Dr. Philippe Corvini

    Group Leader and Lecturer, Environmental Biotechnology

    Telephone +41 61 228 54 85 (direct)

    Institute for Ecopreneurship

    FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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