The AgriLoop project aims to accelerate the future of circular agriculture by converting residues into high-value, eco-friendly products.
Thirty-five academic and private partners from across Europe and China are now working together on the AgriLoop project, which will develop sustainable processes to convert agri-food residues into high-value, eco-friendly products for use in food, feed and bio-based materials.
This new collaboration will find new uses for agri-food residues: currently an underexploited resource for both the European Union and China, accounting for around 50% of harvested crops. Over the next four years, this project will develop sustainable integrated processes in a cascading biorefinery approach to convert agri-food residues (from tomato, soy, straw, potato, brewery, oil, winery and livestock sectors etc) into high-value, eco-friendly products such as plant and microbial proteins, polyesters and other bio-based chemicals for use in food, feed, health and material applications, especially by the agricultural sector. The increase in use will bring significant economic, environmental and societal benefits to the regions involved. AgriLoop will also strengthen European and Chinese cooperation, enabling partners to join forces to increase agricultural sustainability, grow the bioeconomy and tackle climate change and plastic pollution.
This project will strengthen European and Chinese cooperation and open up new avenues for flexible, agri-based value chains, enabling the consortium to join forces to increase agricultural sustainability, grow the bioeconomy and tackle climate change and plastic pollution.
Find out more: until the project website is developed, you can track the consortium's progress on Twitter and LinkedIn. #AgriLoopProject #HorizonEU
Notes to editors
For more information please contact:
Emma Needham, AgriLoop Communications Manager, Biorenewables Development Centre, United Kingdom
The 35 public-private partners involved in the consortium include;
19 from 8 EU countries (FR, NL, BE, DN, ES, IT, PT, HR)
3 from non-EU (CH, UK)
13 partners from CN
An End-user group of 5 EU members (NO, PT, IT, FR, FI)
19 universities and research centres, the regional farmers’ cooperative and the 12 SMEs offer a range of competences tailored to the AgriLoop ambitions with a solid and established track record of successfully implementing international projects dealing with agriculture and bioeconomy.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101081776.
For UK partners; This work was funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee (grant number 101081776).