Pro-Enrich will develop a flexible biorefinery approach capable of processing a range of agricultural residues (rapeseed meal, olives, tomatoes and citrus fruits) in response to the increasing global demand for alternative sources of protein and phenolic product streams, tailored to the cross sectoral requirements of industry.

It gathers 16 partners from 7 countries, covering the entire biorefinery value chain and consisting of 8 SMEs, 5 large enterprises, 2 RTOs and 1 university.


The specific objectives of the Pro-Enrich project are to:

  •  Determine the components with the highest market potential from the four residue streams being investigated, as evaluated by the project industrial end user partners;
  •  Undertake a range of bio-refining processes that yield high quantities of high-purity functional proteins and bioactive components;
  •  Develop the biorefinery processes in pilot scale, advancing the best businesses cases to demonstration scale.
  •  Apply components isolated from the bio-refining into key market areas and demonstrate their fitness for purpose;
  •  Undertake a system analysis to make these processes technically and economically attractive;
  •  Undertake sustainability assessments of process alternatives to ensure that any new product ranges developed provide environmental benefits.
  •  Carry out a feasibility assessment of the Pro-Enrich business model.


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Project Coordinator

Danish Technological Institute, Denmark

Project partners

  • Bangor University, United Kingdom
  • Innorenew, Slovenia 
  • GEA, Germany
  • Anecoop, Spain 
  • Tailorzyme, Denmark
  • Agro Business Park, Denmark 
  • Emmelev, Denmark 
  • Vertech Group, France 
  • Marzi Franka, Slovenia 
  • Chimar, Greece
  • Eurizon, Spain
  • Olivar de Segura, Spain 
  • Mars, Germany
  • Natac Biotech, Spain
  • G.C. Hahn and Company Limited, United Kingdom