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Species like salicornia have developed specific adaptations mechanisms enabling them to grow in salty soils. Photo: Marco Schmidt, Wikipedia

2018.10.02 |

Salty soils offers a hidden gem for biomass production

A new project will develop methods for sustainable production of halophytes species in salt-affected areas. The aim is to use the obtained biomass to produce bio-based products, energy and food/feed supplements.

Unsellable Class II Belgian Endive at the start of a low oxygen milling and pressing-experiment using the innovative multicut – spiral filter press processing units. Photo: CichOpt
Visual appearance of forced Belgian Endive roots after a first cooking experiment (kitchen scale, mixed), without peel (left sample) and with peel (right sample).

2018.09.13 |

New project will develop the market for currently underutilized Cichorium biomass

A new project aims to turn underutilized Cichorium biomass streams into high value fractions, which can then be used as ingredients in a wide range of applications, ranging from food and drink products over cosmetics to biomaterials.

2018.09.07 |

FACCE SURPLUS End-Term Meeting focusing on valorization

The End-Term Meeting of FACCE SURPLUS 1st call will take place in Düsseldorf from 6th to 8th November 2018. Four valorization sessions will be arranged, covering different aspects of food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining.


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