January 14, 2021
The InnoRenew CoE is successfully applying and gaining new research projects. Among the newest ones is the project Pro-Enrich, which received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBIJU).
Pro-Enrich will 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.
Our researcher Dr Matthew Schwarzkopf went to Wales where members of the Pro-Enrich project met and discussed the agricultural residue collection, distribution and analyses. In November, project partners met up in Valencia, Spain for the general assembly and steering committee meeting, where they discussed project progress and upcoming deliverables. The InnoRenew CoE is strongly contributing to this project by characterising and analysing the targeted compounds after experimental treatments, extraction efficacy and their suitability for use with industrial partner needs. At the general assembly, Dr Schwarzkopf presented our current activities and plans for further work. In addition, Dr Schwarzkopf and a local olive producer and project partner prepared wastewater and waste olive oil samples for analysis.