The aim of ALEHOOP is to develop and validate new bio-based ingredients, in particular biofunctional and technological proteins, from green and brown algae, as well as legume by processing by-products for high-end market
To guarantee year-round supply of safety feedstock to be used during the project implementation to meet end user requirements
To develop an optimised seaweed biorefinery for obtaining proteins from green and brown macroalgal biomass to reach maximum yields of protein extraction at lab scale in terms of quantity and quality.
To develop an optimised legume-based biorefinery for obtaining proteins from pea, lupine, bean and lentils by-products to reach maximum yields of protein extraction at lab scale in terms of quantity and quality
To scale-up the optimized processes selected through modelling and eco-design tools
To validate the ALEHOOP proteins from green seaweed source for feed applications.
To validate the ALEHOOP proteins from brown seaweed and legume sources for food applications.
To demonstrate environmental & economic feasibility of ALEHOOP biorefineries through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) of optimised eco-design of ALEHOOP biorefineries based on modelling tools
To contribute to standardisation in the bio-based economy, to help to increase market transparency by providing common reference methods and requirements in order to verify claims about bio-based products
To ensure that ALEHOOP proteins and products are apt to reach market in terms of legal aspects and consumer acceptance.
To maximize the impact of ALEHOOP through a tailored Business Plan and Dissemination and Communication Plan.