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TOPIC : Protein products from plant residues

Topic identifier: BBI.VC3.R7
Publication date: 09 July 2014

Types of action: BBI-RIA Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
09 July 2014
Deadline: 15 October 2014 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific challenge: Valorisation of proteins from side streams of the agro-food sector, e.g. bioethanol or starch production from cereal grains, represents a promising alternative to animal protein products. Current processing and conversion concepts (e.g. mechanical milling, chemical extraction, proteolysis) have limitations in terms of the quality of resulting products (protein content, functionality, taste, etc) thus restricting the application range in food processing. The challenge is to overcome these limitations in state-of-the-art technologies via the development of sustainable processes yielding market attractive products that meet consumers demands.

Scope: Development of industrially viable processing concepts for the valorisation of protein products from plant residues(e.g. from bioethanol or cereal starch processing industries) fulfilling market requirements (functionality, taste, purity, cost, safety) in the food segment using animal proteins as benchmark. Proposals should address techno-functional and sensorial properties of products, showing clear advancements beyond the state of the art in terms of added value and extended product portfolio and application range. A life-cycle assessment should be carried out in order to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic performance of the developed products. Safety aspects are also to be considered. The feasibility of integrating the proposed concept into existing industrial processing chains should be assessed.

It is considered that proposals with a total eligible budget of at least EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals with another budget.

Expected impact:

         Increasing the value of the protein fraction by at least 100%.

         Achieving a conversion rate of at least 30 % of the protein fractions in processed streams to high-value products suitable for human consumption, with a protein content at least 40%.

         Achieving technologial validation of at least 3 food products based on the recovered plant-based proteins, ready for demonstration.

         Opening of new markets for the European agro industry in food applications currently dominated by animal proteins.

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part F of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.

    3.2 For submission and evaluation process, see the H2020 Guide to the submission and evaluation process and the BBI JU Calls 2014 - Guide for applicants.
     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    BBI Research and Innovation Action (BBI-RIA):

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in part D of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    BBI JU Model Grant Agreement
    H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement
     
  7. Additional provisions:

    Technology readiness levels (TRL): described in part E of the Annex of the BBI Annual Work Plan.
     
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  9. BBI additional documents:
    BBI JU Call fiche 2014
    BBI JU Work Plan 2014
    BBI JU Scientific Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)
    Horizon 2020 Rules for participation
    BBI-JU derogation to H2020 Rules for Participation
    BBI JU – Regulation of establishment
Additional documents

  • Information on selected projects of the call 2014 en
  • Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking FAQ on Financing Rules en

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