Watch the final INGREEN project video!

The INGREEN project has successfully closed, and a new video summarizes its main results. The project aimed to develop new methods to transform side streams from whey, wheat and rye bran, and wastewater of paper and cardboard factories into bio-based ingredients. The project screened a large number of microorganisms to identify those that could efficiently […]

An overview of the INGREEN project results

The INGREEN project developed new methods to produce bio-based ingredients from side streams that may have otherwise gone to waste. With the help of safe microorganisms and newly developed eco-friendly technologies, new ingredients and products were made for the food, feed, pharma, cosmetic, nutraceutical, packaging sectors. There are one trillion species of microbes on earth. […]

The Final INGREEN Steering Committee Meeting

On 24 and 25 November 2022, the project partners of INGREEN met for the final Steering Committee meeting. This consortium meeting was hosted by AVECOM in Ghent, Belgium. We looked back at 3,5 years of successful collaboration in which the predefined objectives and more were achieved. In short, the project goals were as followed: The […]

The INGREEN journey from agrifood sidestream to sustainable biobased products

The INGREEN project hosted a special session at the 36th EFFoST International conference in Dublin, Ireland on 8 November 2022. A number of project partners presented the final results of the project to an audience of food scientists and technologists. The main premise of this special session was to provide information on how tailor-made sustainable […]

Highlights from the INGREEN workshop on biobased ingredients from milling side streams

Access the recordings of the third INGREEN workshop ‘The milling multiplier effect: Developing the next generation of biobased ingredients for consumer products – An industrial Collaboration’ held online on 28 September 2022. This online event showcased the INGREEN journey from the initial identification of the wheat and rye bran waste to value opportunity, including the […]

Managing waste from new plastic products

Despite the fact that biodegradable plastics are an effective method to minimize plastic contamination, it is also important to study their behaviour in different conditions like soil, freshwater, marine, or industrial compost. Hence, it is mandatory to realize individual end-of-life analysis of new plastic products. This must be done considering the properties and processing conditions […]

What is the difference between biobased and biodegradable plastics?

There is widespread confusion among consumers about the environmental impacts of different types of plastics. The umbrella term “bioplastics” is often used to describe very different materials, and the terms “bio-based” and “biodegradable” may be used interchangeably which can be misleading[1]. Bio-based plastics are fully or partially made from biological resources, rather than fossil raw […]

INGREEN at the European Researchers’ Night 2022

The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives in a fun and inspiring way. This year, the event took place in 26 countries on Friday 30 September 2022. The UNIBO team involved in the INGREEN project attended the event in Cesena […]

The need to transition to biobased plastics

With more than 52,000 companies spread across the continent, and almost 1.5 million workers, the plastics sector is one of the most important in Europe. However, due to most of the plastic being made from fossil fuels, it is one of the main contributors to greenhouse emissions and resource depletion. On a global trend, plastic […]

INGREEN workshop on developing biobased ingredients from milling side streams

The third INGREEN workshop ‘The milling multiplier effect: Developing the next generation of biobased ingredients for consumer products – An industrial Collaboration’ will be held online on 28 September 2022. This online event is part of the INGREEN series showcasing key project developments from consortium partners Pivetti, University of Bologna, Depofarma, and Barilla and is […]