Research projects 3rd call

In November 2019, six projects were selected to receive funding within the frame of the third FACCE SURPLUS call.

On these pages, you can find more information about the projects.

The mid-term reporting for research projects of the third call is now open.
Please submit your report using the online reporting tool. 


Resource efficiency optimisation of 2nd class vegetables via biorefinery solutions to improve sustainability in the agrifood chain and climate change resilience

The overall objective of the project is to establish a more sustainable and resilient agro-food value chain.

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Sustainable up-cycling of agricultural residues: modular cascading waste conversion system

The UpWaste project concentrates on the development of a flexible and modular system for the conversion of agricultural residues into heterotrophic microalgal (Galdieria sulphuraria) and insect (Hermetia illucens) biomass.

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Innovative applications from sunflower by-products

The project aims to create an integrated value chain of sunflower biomass by considering the entire process from plant selection and cultivation, biomass collection and transformation, up to the formulation of bioactive extracts and testing these in the field.

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Optimal use of by-products of berry fruit production

The project targets innovative processing and extraction concepts to food prototypes and (non)-food ingredients for sustainable use of berry biomass available, especially the non-premium fruit. 

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Biofortified and climate-resilient food and fodder production on marginal soils

The project aims to map potential crop yields and the valorisation opportunities on marginal soils under various regional conditions in Europe and try to optimize the biomass production.

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Miscanthus for Contaminated and Marginal Lands PLUS

The MISCOMAR+ project will extend the evidence-base for Miscanthus as a leading perennial bioenergy crop for Marginal, Contaminated and industrially damaged Lands (MaCL) using interdisciplinary academic and industrial expertise with novel Miscanthus hybrids bred for climate change resilience.

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