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New products from oat hulls

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Coordinator Lunds universitet - Avdelningen för Bioteknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 30 000
Project duration December 2016 - June 2017
Status Completed
Venture BIO Innovation - strategiska projekt
Call Pre-studies to develop new "Innovation Projects" within BioInnovation

Purpose and goal

When oats are processed a side stream consisting of oat hulls is formed. This constitutes ca. 30% of the material and at present it is mainly used as fuel. Oat hulls consist of complex biomass and should be utilized much better than that. In society there is a need for a large number of functional products and the purpose of this project is to link those needs with the availability of oat hulls so that new value chains are built up.

Expected results and effects

Within the pre-study, an application for sub-project within Bioinnovation has been written. This will result in TRL6 being achieved for at least one selected product type with oat hulls as an important raw material. The work will increase knowledge about components of oats and how these can be utilized in different products. Important effects are the improved utilization of a sidestream and replacement of fossil raw materials. New contacts will be established between academia and industry and between industries in new value chains.

Planned approach and implementation

This pre-study was combined with the pre-study on new potato fiber products. The actor´s constellation was expanded with Lyckeby Starch, Akzo Nobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals AB och Immunebiotech Medical Sweden AB. Synergy effects are expected with other subprojects and other areas within Bioinnovation.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-05095

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