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The InnoRenew CoE is a partner in the Bio-Based Industries project Pro-Enrich, entitled: “Development of novel functional proteins and bioactive ingredients from rapeseed, olive, tomato and citrus fruit side streams for applications in food, cosmetics, pet food and adhesives.” The project is led by the Danish Technological Institute and is designed to develop sustainable and competitive bio-based industries in Europe.

The main goal of the Pro-Enrich project is to develop an integrated sustainable biorefinery approach capable of processing a range of agricultural residues for the delivery of high value protein and bioactive product streams, suited to the needs of a wide range of high value end uses.

The InnoRenew CoE researcher Dr Matthew Schwarzkopf, supported by the University of Primorska, will strongly contribute to this project by characterising and analysing the targeted compounds after experimental treatments, extraction efficacy, and their suitability for use with industrial partner needs.

This project received funding in the framework of the Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) in collaboration with 16 international partners from Denmark, Spain, Germany, Great Britain and Slovenia.