Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)

The laboratory Research is focused on the valorization of renewable raw materials (including food waste and by-products) through bioprocesses or extraction technologies for the production of added-value products, such as antioxidants, biodegradable polymers, platform chemicals and biofuels. Recent research projects target the development of novel biorefineries integrated in existing industrial plants including process design and techno-economic evaluation. Research is also focused in the development of innovative analytical techniques for quality control of foodstuffs (e.g. biochemistry and analysis of lipids), isolation and identification of the constituents of the essential oil of aromatic plants, and isolation and identification of natural antioxidants and assessment of their antioxidant and anti-microbiological properties. More than 10 scientists (post-doctoral researchers and PhD students) are currently working in the participating laboratories in topics related to waste stream valorization, food chemistry and analysis, antioxidant extraction and analysis, industrial (white) biotechnology, biorefinery development, and design and costing of bioprocesses and biorefineries. 

The participating laboratories are well equipped and have the infrastructure to support research projects in the research fields mentioned above.

The project is implemented in Greece & Italy.


The main objective of the LIFE FOODPRINT project is to identify, quantify and implement measures to reduce, the carbon footprint (CF) of the pastry and flour food industry sector along the supply chain while increasing competitiveness through the development of an innovative software tool.

LIFE13 ENV/GR/000958

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