The scientific approach of INGREEN

In this interview Prof. Rosalba Lanciotti from the University of Bologna talks about the scientific approach taken by the INGREEN project and innovative ingredients and products that have been developed thus far. INGREEN’s scientific coordinator, Prof. Rosalba Lanciotti explains that the scientific approach taken by INGREEN is ‘based on the assumption that only tailor-made biotechnological […]

INGREEN in the Top 50 for bio-based innovations

This EU commission report identifies the 50 most significant bio-based innovations for the next 5-20 years. The work conducted in the INGREEN project contributes to these innovations which are driven by advances in life and biological sciences and technologies, and the use of these technologies to produce bio-based products and services. Bio-based innovations can enable […]

The secret to INGREEN’s success

The project mobilizes complementary and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills from academia and industry. The INGREEN project, currently about halfway through, is well on track, despite interruptions from COVID-19 restrictions. According to Prof. Lanciotti, the project’s scientific coordinator, “this is due to the strength of the project consortium based on complementary and multidisciplinary expertise from academia […]

Key steps to create more value from side streams

INGREEN will obtain at least 20% more value than state-of-the-art methods from the project side-stream feedstocks, which are usually considered waste, through six key steps. The scientific approach followed by INGREEN assumes that only tailor-made biotechnological approaches and processes, validated at industrial levels, may overcome the main barriers limiting the production of bio-based ingredients, compounds, […]

Celebrating the riches of Earth

Each year we celebrate Earth Day in gratitude for all the magnificence this beautiful planet provides us, from the food that we eat to the natural resources that we use to clothe and house ourselves. Alongside these practical offerings, Earth is covered with spectacular landscapes and wonderous creatures, so wide ranging one human could never […]

Women in Science

The 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science will be held on 11 February 2021. The UN General Assembly established the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to celebrate women’s excellence in science and remind the international community that science and gender equality have to advance hand-in-hand to address major global […]

The second INGREEN newsletter

In this second INGREEN newsletter, we focus on our activities to produce safe biomasses enriched in PHA from paper mill wastewater to be used as prebiotics for animal feed and as a promising alternative to conventional plastic for the packaging industry. In this issue we also have an item about the INGREEN participation at EFFoST2020 in the special […]

Pilot plant for fermentation of PHA operational

One of the targets of the EU-funded INGREEN project is demonstrated in real operational environment the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from paper mill wastewater by fermentation. For this purpose, InnovEn designed a pilot plant which was installed in Q2 of 2020 at the premises of Smurfit Kappa Italy (SKI). We spoke with Anita Rizzini, biotechnologist […]

Reducing environmental impact of paper mill wastewater

The INGREEN project is one of the important efforts that are being made to reduce the pollutant levels and water consumption of the paper mill industry. Treatment of paper mill wastewater typically includes removal of suspended solids and diminishing the organic matter. Aerated ponds and activated sludge methods are the most common treatment systems in […]

Production of PHA using paper mill wastewater

One of the targets of the EU-funded INGREEN project is the development of functional innovative ingredients for feed and biodegradable packaging applications from paper mill wastewater. To achieve this, biotechnological processes will be optimized to produce the right type and concentration of specific biopolymers called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). PHAs are polyesters that can be produced in […]