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Programme: 7 FP; CORNET 15th

Project title: Innovative protein products from sustainably grown legumes for poultry nutrition

Contract nr: CORNET 15th, decyzja Dyrektora NCBiR - DZP/CORNET-15/2012/2013

Acronym: ProLegu

Project duration: 2014 – 2015

Main coordinator: dr. Jan Jacobi, Gemeinschaft zur Förderung der privaten deutschen Pflanzenzüchtung e. V. (GFP), Kaufmannstr. 71-73, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Coordinator of the Polish project part: Adam Tański, Maciej Tomaszkiewicz, Grain and Feed Chamber (IZP), Grzybowska str. 2/49, 00-131 Warszawa

Research performers:

In the research part are involved eight academic institutions, 3 from Germany and 5 from Poland, from the Polish site as it follows:

·      Institute of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization-National Research Institute (IHAR-PIB)

·      Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGR PAN)

·      Poznan University of Life Sciences

·      University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM)

·      Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (ICHB PAN)

In the project participate two scientific teams from IHAR-PIB, one from the Laboratory of Quality Evaluation of Plant Materials (SPOJPR) and another one from the Department of Seed Science and Technology (ZNiN).
Prof. Danuta Boros was the person responsible for preparing the Polish version of ProLegu and is a leader of WP1.


Main objectives:

The aim of the project is to develop innovative technological approaches for the production of high quality proteins with superior nutritional value from sustainably grown domestic legumes.The combination of breeding, fractionation, processing and valorisation of legume proteins and nutritional science will result in new and economically relevant product innovations. Legume proteins will be modified by mechanical, fermentative and thermal treatments to improve their nutritional value and functional properties. Novel processing technologies that have an effective impact on product value, stability and safety will be developed. The nutritional value of modified proteins will be investigated in broilers and turkeys, both being increasingly relevant food producing animals in the European market. The expected prototype products will be innovative, sustainable and economical, and will allow further exploitation by small and medium enterprises.



Contact: d.boros@ihar.edu.pl

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