INNOVATION PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (PILOTS)

Major deficit in plant proteins is shaking up Europe. In order to ensure a brighter plant protein future and reinvent production practices, we have set up 5 IPSs- Innovation Production Systems (pilots) in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Denmark. Covering 5 pedo-climatic areas and protein crops with the highest value potential like pea, lupin, chickpea, faba bean and lentils, VALPRO Path will ensure sustainable growth of protein crops through variety selection of nutritionally best plant- protein sources and their combinations. In that way, IPSs will demonstrate novel value and underpin new models of circularity and value chain resilience.

IPS 1

Realizing the potential of on-farm technology and processing

IPS1 will validate the existing state of the art technologies and focus on promoting new business models for on-farm processing that have…

IPS 2

Varietal selection based on regional suitability and nutritional characterization

Choosing the right variety of crop is not an easy task, especially when you have to take into account locally adaptable varieties and nutritional benefits.

IPS 3

Agronomic practices that mitigate yield loss and create crop synergies

Field pea has long been recognized as a valuable source of protein for feed and food. It is the third most economically important grain legume after soybean and beans and the potential

IPS 4

Promoting new practices for farm-to shelf nutrient tracking and sustainability

ISP4 will apply a systems engineering approach to complete full supply chain nutrient tracking and environmental impact assessments during the process of product development

IPS 5

Demonstrating the value of building synergies with cross regional applications

IPS 5 will build cross-regional production models where best locations to grow crops are exploited in synergies across Europe, as well as innovative post-harvest technologies, storage, logistics and processing

Project Coordination:

Dr. Ewen Mullins

Head of Crop Science Department at Teagasc and VALPRO Path Project Coordinator

Oak Park, Carlow R93 XE12, Ireland

ewen.mullins@teagasc.ie

Project Communication:

Prof dr Mladen Radisic

CEO Foodscale Hub

LEONTOS SOFOU 20, THERMI
THESSALONIKIS, 57001, Greece

mladen@foodscalehub.com

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101059824.