BARCELONE

New recovery process for the components of an agricultural by-product: wheat bran.

BARCELONE stands for “Bran ARabinoxylan CEllulose and Lignin Optimized New Extraction process and valorization project”.

The BARCELONE project was launched after the 6th call for proposals and started in January 2011.

Goals

To develop environment friendly technologies to make use of all the components of wheat bran. This basically involves recovering all of the hemicellulose, lignin, cellulose and also any residual proteins.
Identify the best examples of isolated components so they can be used as efficiently as possible in food (hemicellulose, cellulose and proteins) and in plastics engineering for composite materials (micro or nanocrystalline cellulose).

Partners
Businesses

COSUCRA GROUPE WARCOING

ARTECHNO S.A.

Scientific Institutions

FUNDP (University Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, Namur)

CTP (Centre Technologique international de la Terre et de la Pierre)

Materia Nova, Materials R&D Centre

Contact

Dr. Mario Aguedo
Unit of Biological and Industrial Chemistry
Passage des déportés, 2
5030 Gembloux
Tel: +32 81 62 22 34
mario.aguedo@ulg.ac.be