EXCORNSEED EU Project: Separation, Fractionation and Isolation of Biologically Active Natural Substances from Corn Oil and Other Side Streams to Be Used in Food, Specialty Chemicals and Cosmetic Markets

Alexandru Vasile RUSU, Berta ALVAREZ PENEDO, Sarah ENGELHARDT, Ann Kristin SCHWARZE


The EXCornsEED project combines science, chemistry, biology, engineering and biotechnology tools and knowledge, to develop and validate an integrated process of innovative and highly sustainable extraction/ purification and concentration technologies being integrated in bio-refineries’ side streams in order to recover, characterise and prepare proteins and other bio-active compounds (i.e. peptides, polyphenols, amino acids, fibres, lipid compounds) as ingredients for food, specialty chemicals and cosmetic market. The approach will be upscaled from lab level (few grams, TRL3) up to industrial pilot level (1t/d capacity, TRL5) considering EU strategies for a bio-based economy to transform traditional bioethanol production into future biorefinery concept as well as circular economy, in order to maximize the utilization of industrial by-products.


bio-actives; by-products; valorisation; proteins.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-fst:2020.0017


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