ECOBIOCAP

Project Title
Ecoefficient Biodegradable Composite Advanced Packaging
Project Type
Internacional / Public
Funding Body
Funding Program
FP7-KBBE-2010-4
Reference
265669
Funding
  • CEB: 154 078,00
  • Total: 2 999 780,00
Start
01-03-2011
End
28-02-2015
Partnership
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique – INRA (France), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany), Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica – IBET (Portugal), Nanobiomatters S.L. (Spain), Universita Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza (Italy), SIK - Institutet för Livsmedel och Bioteknik AB (Sweden), University College Cork, National University of Ireland (Ireland), Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC (Spain), Campden BRI Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag (Hungary), Fürstplast (France), Novamont SPA (Italy), Le Fédou Fromagerie de Hyelzas SAS (France), Alterbio France (France), University of Bologna (Italy), Inra Transfert S.A. (France)
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Abstract

EcoBioCAP will provide the EU food industry with customizable, ecoefficient, biodegradable packaging solutions with direct benefits both for the environment and EU consumers in terms of food quality and safety. This next-generation packaging will be developed using advanced composite structures based on constituents (biopolyesters, fibres, proteins, polyphenolic compounds, bioadhesives and high performance bio-additives) derived from food (oil, dairy, cereal and beer) industry by-products only and by applying innovative processing strategies to enable customisation of the packaging’s properties to fit the functional, cost, safety and environmental impact requirements of the targeted fresh perishable foods (fruit and vegetable, cheese and ready to eat meal). Demonstration activities with SMEs and industrial partners will enable the EcoBioCAP technology to be optimised in terms stability, safety, environmental impact and cost-effectiveness before full exploitation. The development of a decision support system for use by the whole packaging chain will make the EcoBioCAP technology is accessible to all stakeholders. Extensive outreach activities will not only disseminate the project results to the scientific community but also ensure that consumers and end-users are informed of the usage conditions and benefits of such bio-degradable packaging and how it should be disposed of.