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IGV INSTITUT FÜR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH –IGV

IGV, The German Institute for Cereal Processing - with a professional activity of more than 50 years - is working as a private independent industrial related research institute with focus on applied research, analytics and training/ special education in the fields of food technology, feed production, technological transfer and biotechnology.

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EKODENGE ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC SOCIAL RESEARCH CONSULTANCY ENGINEERING

Ekodenge (www.ekodenge.com) is a research performing SME, founded in 1996 by semi academic group of consultants. Mainly focusing on waste management, integrated pollution prevention and control, integrated product policies and life cycle assessment, Ekodenge provides engineering and consultancy services shaped around the vision of EU policy and strategies. Ekodenge follows an integrated approach in order to find sustainable engineering and design solutions in the areas of energy, information systems, architecture-buildings and industry.

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BAUERNKASEREI WOLTERS GMBH – UCKERKAAS

Bauernkäserei Wolters GmbH is a dairy which produces mainly cheese. Our range includes different dairy products, especially cheese under the brand name "Uckerkaas". Since its founding in 1999 of the Bauernkäserei Wolters we could firmly establish our products in the market and leading trade chains and win many new customers. This was achieved by a superb product quality, an extensive dealer network and our R & D activities. Our research projects are concerned with the processing of whey by filtration or fermentation, whey utilization and the developments of new products.

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VERTECH GROUP- VERTECH

The VERTECH GROUP is a French company specializing in helping to small and medium sized businesses to make improvements through the adoption of more efficient use of resources, environmentally friendly working practices and the use of cleaner and more sustainable technologies.

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PROVALOR BV – PROVALOR

Provalor is a research as well as commercial enterprise. Provalor’s focus is to refine wasted food, vegetables in particular, in such away that main components of the wasted food can be used for human consumption again. The main components refined from the wasted food are: insoluble foodfibres; juices; bio-active ingredients. The remainder is suitable for cattle feed or bio-energy. The new technologies developed by Provalor are suitable to operate on-site of the foodprocessor in order to process the wasted food on-site in order to eliminate transportmilage and make the foodprocessor responsible for his own waste. Provalor is very succesfull in this field and has obtained several major awards for her inovative systems.

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AQON WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH

AQON Water Solutions GmbH, founded in 2005, provides solutions for industrial water cleaning and sustainable management of water and water-based media systems, especially for closed cycle systems like cooling, metal working fluid or washing systems. AQON holds several patents in this field and is strongly involved in research and development. AQON’s core competences are novel electro-physical technologies as well as established mechanical processes for drinking water and process water treatment. The multitude of AQON systems installed all over the world e.g. for treatment of emulsions, recovery of surfactants or cleaning of process water are a constant demonstration of efficiency, sustainability and reliability in service.

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KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET SLU – KIM SLU

KIM is a reference entity in innovation, knowledge transfer and implementation of scientific technological structures worldwide, whose mission is to improve the competitiveness and the technological progress of companies through specialized services, positioning and consolidating a knowledge transfer model at global level.

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NUTRITION SCIENCES N.V. – NS

Nutrition Sciences N.V. is a Belgian R&D company, dealing with research on animal feed for healthy human food (meat, eggs and milk). The company is specialised in both in vitro and in vivo bioactivity testing of compounds, for the development of novel functional feed ingredients. This resulted in upgraded by- and waste products from herbs and plants, improving gastrointestinal and overall health of livestock animals as well as ensuring quality and sustainability of their edible products.

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ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE –LEITAT

LEITAT is a Technological Centre specialized in production technologies. LEITAT develops R+D activities in the areas of materials sciences, environment, biotechnologies and renewable energies with deep knowledge and experience on the technological transfers to several industrial sectors. LEITAT takes part each year in many projects financed by the regional and national government, participates in projects co-funded by the European Commission, and develops private R&D projects funded by industrial partners; with the objective of adquiring new knowledge in orther to consolidate existing RTD lines and contribute to the development of new ones.

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FLEMISH INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH- VITO

VITO is a leading independent European research and consulting centre developing sustainable technologies and counts more than 600 highly qualified and multidisciplinary researchers. The research of VITO is mainly focused on three societal challenges being transition towards a society less dependent on fossil fuels, transition towards a more sustainable industry and improved quality of life by a better use of our environment. The business unit "Separation and Conversion Technology" involved in Noshan, has a strong focus, among others, on the pretreatment, extraction and membrane based downstream processing technologies of algae, biomass and waste streams.

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA – UNIPR

UUniversity of Parma is one of the oldest universities in Italy, having been established in the XII century. Today it hosts about 30000 students and about 950 permanent staff, divided among researchers, associate professors and full professors. It is currently organized in 18 different departments taking care of 37 BSc, 43 MSc and 35 PhD courses. The food chemistry group participating in the NOSHAN project is based at the Department of Food Science, where it has the availability of fully equipped laboratories for chemical and enzymatical reactions, and state-of-the-art analytical insturments including LC, GC and MS facilities.

THE INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES RESEARCH – ILVO

The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) is a Flemish Scientific Institute. As such, it belongs to the Flemish Government's Agriculture and Fisheries Policy Area.  ILVO’s mission is to perform and coordinate policy-supportive scientific research and to provide related services with an eye toward economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries.

The research programs are subdivided into four different units: Animal Sciences - Plant Sciences - Social Sciences - Technology & Food Science.  Based on research in these various scientific disciplines, ILVO acquires knowledge necessary for the improvement of products and production methods, for monitoring and safeguarding the quality and safety of end products, and for improving policy instruments as a basis for the development of the agricultural sector and policies relating to the countryside.

ILVO regularly informs policy-makers, the agriculture, horticulture and fisheries sectors, and the public about its findings.

The research group  from the unit " Technology and Food Science " involved in Noshan, has a strong focus, among others, on the pretreatment, processing and stabilization of unused biomass fractions, by-products and waste streams generated in primary production and food processing industries.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 312140

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