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Projects in Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology

Large-scale integrating project
 
Acronym: ICON
Title: Industrial crops producing added value oils for novel chemicals
Coordinator: Sten Stymne, Sveriges Lantbrukuniversitet, Sweden
Website
Duration: 03/2008 - 02/2012
EU contribution: 5.79 M
Acronym: EU-PEARLS
Title: EU-based production and exploitation of alternative rubber and latex sources
Coordinator: Hans Mooibroek, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
Website
Duration: 04/2008 - 03/2012
EU contribution: 5.86 M
Acronym: NovelTree
Title: Novel Tree Breeding Strategies
Coordinator: Catherine Bastien, INRA, France
Website
Duration: 05/2008 - 04/2012
EU contribution: 4.15 M
Acronym: CONFFIDENCE
Title: Contaminants in food and feed: inexpensive detection for control of exposure
Coordinator: Jacob de Jong, RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, The Netherlands
Website
Duration: 05/2008 - 04/2012
EU contribution: 5.8 M
Acronym: TriticeaeGenome
Title: Genomics for Triticeae improvement
Coordinator: Catherine Feuillet, INRA Clermont-Ferrand, France
Website
Duration: 06/2008 - 05/2012
EU contribution: 5.3 M
Acronym: FORBIOPLAST
Title: Forest resource sustainability through bio-based-composite development
Coordinator: Andrea Lazzeri, Universita di Pisa, Italy
Website
Duration: 07/2008 - 06/2012
EU contribution: 4.32 M
Acronym: RENEWALL
Title: Improving plant cell walls for use as a renewable industrial feedstock
Coordinator: Simon McQueen-Mason, University of York, UK
Website
Duration: 08/2008 - 07/2012
EU contribution: 5.74 M
Acronym: CAFE
Title: Computer-aided food processes for control
Coordinator: Denis Dochain, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Website
Duration: 09/2008 - 08/2012
EU contribution: 5.34 M
Acronym: SmartCell
Title: Rational design of plant systems for sustainable generation of value-added industrial products
Coordinator: Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus (VTT), Finland
Website
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2012
EU contribution: 5.9 M
Acronym: MYCORED
Title: Novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction in the food and feed chains
Coordinator: Antonio Francesco Logrieco, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Richerche, Italy
Website
Duration: 04/2009 - 03/2013
EU contribution: 5.8 M
Acronym: POLYMODE
Title: Novel polysaccharide modifying enzymes to optimise the potential of hydrocolloids for food and medical applications
Coordinator: Bruno Moerschbacher, Westfalische Wilhelm's Universitat Munster, Germany
Website
Duration: 05/2009 - 04/2013
EU contribution: 6 M
Acronym: NEMO
Title: Novel high-performance enzymes and micro-organisms for conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol
Coordinator: Merja Elisa Penttila, Valtion Teknollinen Tutkimuskeskus (VTT), Finland
Website
Duration: 05/2009 - 04/2013
EU contribution: 5.9 M
Acronym: MEIOSYS
Title: Systematic analysis of factors controlling meiotic recombination in higher plants
Coordinator: Robert Fekete, Birmingham University, UK
Website
Duration: 2009 - 2014
EU contribution: 5.9 M
Small or medium-scale focused research project
 
Acronym: BIAMFOOD
Title: Controlling biogenic amines in traditional food fermentations in regional Europe
Coordinator: Juke Lolkema, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Website
Duration: 02/2008 - 01/2011
EU contribution: 2.39 M
Acronym: SHARCO
Title: Sharka containment
Coordinator: Veronique Decroocq, INRA, France
Website
Duration: 03/2008 - 02/2012
EU contribution: 2.94 M
Acronym: EnergyPoplar
Title: Enhancing poplar traits for energy applications
Coordinator: Francis Martin, INRA, France
Website
Duration: 03/2008 - 02/2012
EU contribution: 2.99 M
Acronym: PRATIQUE
Title: Enhancements of pest risk analysis techniques
Coordinator: Christina Steveni, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK
Website
Duration: 03/2008 - 05/2011
EU contribution: 2.76 M
Acronym: EUPHOROS
Title: Efficient use of input in protected horticulture
Coordinator: Cecilia Stanghellini, Plant Research International, The Netherlands
Website
Duration: 03/2008 - 02/2012
EU contribution: 3 M
Acronym: SPICY
Title: Smart tools for prediction and improvement of crop yield
Coordinator: Fred Van Eeuwijk, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Website
Duration: 04/2008 - 03/2012
EU contribution: 2.87 M
Acronym: TEAMPEST
Title: Theoretical developments and empirical measurement of the external costs of pesticides
Coordinator: Konstadinos Mattas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Website
Duration: 05/2008 - 04/2011
EU contribution: 2.27 M
Acronym: DISCO
Title: Targeted discovery of novel cellulases and hemicellulases and their reaction mechanisms for hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass
Coordinator: Kristiina Kruus, Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus (VTT), Finland
Website
Duration: 08/2008 - 07/2012
EU contribution: 2.99 M
Acronym: GMSAFOOD
Title: Biomarkers for post market monitoring of short and long-term effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on animal and human health
Coordinator: Michelle Epstein, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Website
Duration: 08/2008 - 07/2011
EU contribution: 2.61 M
Acronym: FLABEL
Title: Food labelling to advance better education for life
Coordinator: Laura Fernandez Celemin, European Food Information Council ASBL, Belgium
Website
Duration: 08/2008 - 07/2011
EU contribution: 2.86 M
Acronym: CERTCOST
Title: Economic analysis of certification systems for organic food and farming
Coordinator: Stephan Dabbert, Hohenheim University, Germany
Website
Duration: 09/2008 - 08/2011
EU contribution: 2.73 M
Acronym: BACCARA
Title: Biodiversity and climate change, a risk analysis
Coordinator: Hervé Jactel, INRA, France
Website
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2012
EU contribution: 4.6 M
Acronym: RECBREED
Title: Recombination: an old and new tool for plant breeding
Coordinator: Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Website
Duration: 03/2009 - 02/2013
EU contribution: 3 M
Acronym: QBOL
Title: Development of a new diagnostic tool using DNA barcoding to identify quarantine organisms in support of plant health
Coordinator: Peter Bonants, Plant research International, The Netherlands
Website
Duration: 03/2009 - 02/2012
EU contribution: 3 M
Acronym: BIOBIO
Title: Indicators for biodiversity in organic and low-input farming systems
Coordinator: Felix Herzog, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Research Station FDEA-ART, Zurich, Switzerland
Website
Duration: 04/2009 - 03/2013
EU contribution: 3 M
Acronym: AENEAS
Title: Aquired environmental epigenetics advances: from arabidopsis to maize
Coordinator: Giuseppe Zanin, Universita degli studi di Padova, Italy
Website
Duration: 04/2009 - 03/2013
EU contribution: 3 M
Acronym: COMOFARM
Title: Contained molecular farming controllable contained systems for high yield and consistency
Coordinator: Stefan Schillberg, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung, Germany
Website
Duration: 06/2009 - 05/2012
EU contribution: 3 M
Acronym: TERPMED
Title: Plant terpenoids for human health: a chemical and genomic approach to identify and produce bioactive compounds
Coordinator: Albert Ferrer, University of Barcelona, Spain
Website
Duration: 06/2009 - 05/2013
EU contribution: 3 M
Acronym: FLAVIOLA
Title: Targeted delivery of dietary flavanols for optimal human cell function: Effect on cardiovascular health
Coordinator: Marc Merx, Universitaetsklinikum Aachen, Germany
Website
Duration:
EU contribution: 3 M
Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)
 
Acronym: INSTAPA
Title: Novel staple food-based strategies to improve micronutrient status for better health and development in sub-Saharan Africa
Coordinator: Inge Brouwer, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Website
Duration: 06/2008 - 05/2013
EU contribution: 5.9 M
Acronym: SWUP-MED
Title: Sustainable water use securing food production in dry areas of the Mediterranean region
Coordinator: Sven-Erik Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Website
Duration: 07/2008 - 06/2012
EU contribution: 2.73 M
Acronym: SWEETFUEL
Title: Sweet sorghum: an alternative energy crop
Coordinator: Serge Braconnier, CIRAD, France
Website
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2013
EU contribution: 2.97 M
Acronym: PLAPROVA
Title: Plant production of vaccines
Coordinator: George Lomonossoff, John Innes Centre, UK
Website
Duration: 02/2009 - 01/2012
EU contribution: 2 M
Acronym: VALORAM
Title: Valorizing Andean microbial diversity through sustainable intensification of potato-based farming systems
Coordinator: Stéphane Declerck, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Website
Duration: 02/2009 - 01/2014
EU contribution: 2.98 M
Acronym: BASEFOOD
Title: Sustainable exploitation of bioactive components from the Black Sea Area traditional foods
Coordinator: Filippo D'Antuono, Bologna University, Italy
Website
Duration: 04/2009 - 03/2012
EU contribution: 2.91 M
Acronym: FORESTSPECS
Title: Wood bark and peat based bioactive compounds, speciality chemicals, and remediation materials: from innovations to applications
Coordinator: Heikki Hokkanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Website
Duration: 05/2009 - 04/2012
EU contribution: 2.89 M
Acronym: FUNCITREE
Title: Functional diversity: An ecological framework for sustainable and adaptable agro-forestry systems in landscapes of semi-arid and arid eco-regions
Coordinator: Margrethe Tingstad, Stiftelsen Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning, Norway
Website
Duration: 05/2009 - 04/2013
EU contribution: 2.9 M
Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)
 
Acronym: AQUATERRE
Title: Integrated European Network for biomass and waste reutilisation for Bioproducts
Coordinator: Steinar Rafn Beck, University of Akureyri, Iceland
Website
Duration: 04/2008 - 03/2010
EU contribution: 775,000
Acronym: 4FCROPS
Title: Future Crops for Food, Feed, Fiber and Fuel
Coordinator: Efthimia Alexopoulou, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece
Website
Duration: 06/2008 - 05/2010
EU contribution: 994,000
Acronym: ARIMNET
Title: Coordination of Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean
Coordinator: Michel Dodet, INRA, France
Website
Duration: 10/2008 - 09/2012
EU contribution: 1 M
Acronym: CROPS2INDUSTRY
Title: Non-food crops-to-industry schemes in EU27
Coordinator: Myrsini Christou, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece
Website
Duration:
EU contribution: 0.99 M
Acronym: BECOTEPS
Title: The bio-economy technology platforms join forces to address synergies and gaps between their strategic research agendas
Coordinator:
Website
Duration: 03/2009 - 02/2011
EU contribution: 0.7 M

Projects in Theme 6: Environment

Large-scale integrating project
 
Acronym: EPOCA
Title: European project on ocean acidification
Coordinator: Helene Faradji, CNRS, France
Website
Duration: 05/2008 - 04/2012
EU contribution: 6.55 M
Acronym: ACQWA
Title: Assessing Climate impacts on the Quantity and quality of Water
Coordinator: Martin Beniston, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Website
Duration: 10/2008 - 09/2013
EU contribution: 6.49 M
Acronym: WISER
Title: Water bodies in Europe: integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery
Coordinator: Daniel Hering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Website
Duration: 03/2009 - 02/2012
EU contribution: 6.98 M
Acronym: MOTIVE
Title: Models for adaptive forest management
Coordinator: Marc Hanewinkel, Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Website
Duration: 05/2009 - 04/2013
EU contribution: 6.96 M
Acronym: SCALES
Title: Securing the conservation of biodiversity across administrative levels and spatial, temporal, and ecological scales
Coordinators: Klaus Henle & Josef Settele, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany
Website
Duration: 05/2009 - 07/2014
EU contribution: 7 M
Small or medium-scale focused research project
 
Acronym: EBONE
Title: European biodiversity observation network; a project to design and test a biodiversity observation system integrated in time and space
Coordinator: Robert Jongman, Alterra BV, The Netherland
Website
Duration: 04/2008 - 03/2012
EU contribution: 2.7 M
Acronym: CC-TAME
Title: Climate change - Terrestrial adaptation and mitigation in Europe
Coordinator: Michael Obersteiner, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
Website
Duration: 06/2008 - 05/2011
EU contribution: 3.5 M
Acronym: SOILSERVICE
Title: Conflicting demands of land use, soil biodiversity and the sustainable delivery of ecosystem goods and services in Europe
Coordinator: Katarina Hedlund, Lunds University, Sweden
Website
Duration: 09/2008 - 02/2012
EU contribution: 3.48 M
Acronym: PALMS
Title: Palm harvest impacts in tropical forests
Coordinator: Inger Juste, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Website
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2013
EU contribution: 3.15 M
Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)
 
Acronym: WETwin
Title: Enhancing the role of wetlands in integrated water resources management for twinned river basins in EU, Africa and South-America in support of EU water initiatives
Coordinator: István Zsuffa, Environmental Protection and Water Management Research Institute, Hungary
Website
Duration: 11/2008 - 10/2011
EU contribution: 2.28 M
Acronym: REDD-ALERT
Title: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation through Alternative Landuses in Rainforests of the Tropics
Coordinator: Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, UK
Website
Duration:
EU contribution:
Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)
 
Acronym: CAREX
Title: Coordination action for research activities on life in extreme environments
Coordinator: Cynan Ellis-Evans, Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Website
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010
EU contribution: 1.2 M
Acronym: XEROCHORE
Title: An exercice to assess research needs and policy choices in areas of drought
Coordinator: Martina Marian, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
Website
Duration: 05/2208 - 10/2009
EU contribution: 1.5 M
Acronym: CLIMATEWATER
Title: Bridging the gap between adaptation strategies of climate change impacts and European water policies
Coordinator: Géza JOLÁNKAI, VITUKI Environmental and Water Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Website
Duration: 11/2008 - 10/2011
EU contribution: 0.96 M

Projects in Theme 5: Energy

Collaborative project
 
Acronym: ECODIESEL
Title: High effiency biodiesel plant with minimum ghg emissions for improved fame production from various raw materials
Coordinator: Acciona Biocombustibles, Spain
Website
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2011
EU contribution: 4.97 M
Acronym: PLANTPOWER
Title: PlantPower - living plants in microbial fuel cells for clean, renewable, sustainable, efficient, in-situ bioenergy production
Coordinator: Bert Hamelers, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Website
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2012
EU contribution: 4 M
Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)
 
Acronym: CANEBIOFUEL
Title: Conversion of sugar cane biomass into ethanol
Coordinator: Nina Eriksen, Novozymes, Denmark

Website no longer active
Duration: 03/2009 - 02/2011
EU contribution: 1.66 M

Acronym: BABETHANOL
Title: New feedstock and innovative transformation process for a more sustainable development and production of lignocellulosic ethanol
Coordinator: Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

Website
Duration: 05/2009 - 04/2013
EU contribution: 3.17 M

 

 


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