According to market research specialist Future Market Insights (IMF), global sales of natural cosmetics are expected to reach $54.5 billion (€48.4 billion) by 2027, compared to $34.5 billion (€30.6 billion) in 2018. The expected annual growth is therefore 5.2% on this market. This development will be fuelled by growing consumer concerns about the side effects of chemicals in cosmetics. Read More
AgriWasteValue - to transform agricultural by-products and residues into bioactive compounds
Description of the project
Despite a difficult economical context these last years in Europe, some sectors like the cosmetic and nutraceutical field are significantly growing. While the European cosmetic sector is estimated at 72 billion €, the nutraceutical sector is also a growing sector as consumers are more concerned about health, population aging and the positive image of natural products. The European food supplement market is expected to increase to 10.3 billion € by 2020. These sectors are characterized by a strong demand from consumers to return to natural products from local resources.
Currently, the majority of natural actives used in cosmetic or nutraceutical formulations are imported to Europe, while a great diversity of resources is present in the North-West Regions . A large amount of residues in covered areas known for their arboriculture and viticulture sectors are not fully exploited for the sourcing of natural actives and are not used.
The aim of the AgriWasteValue project is to transform agricultural residues from the European North-West regions into bioactive compounds in order to use them in key industrial sectors such as the cosmetic and nutraceutical fields and then in a second phase in the energy, chemical and agricultural fields.
How does the process work?
Innovative and scalable methods such as environmentally-friendly extraction and biochemical treatment will be put in place in order to obtain biosolvants and biobased chemicals.
The project works towards the creation of sustainable value chains and “zero-waste” biobased operations.
- The production of bioactives via extraction
- A biochemical treatment (which can also be called fermentation) transforming lignocellulosic fractions into biosolvants and biobased chemicals
- The final residues will be used in order to produce biogas and fertilizer
The transnational cooperation of the project will open up new ways of recycling residues from the agricultural, viticulture and arboriculture sectors.
The identification and formulation of new cosmetic and nutraceutic products from raw material strengthens the local economy by developing new regional value chains.
 especially crossborder regions such as France, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK.
Advantages of the project
The project creates a sustainable value chain in the agro-industrial sector and enhances the competitiveness of Europe through the complementarity of its activity sectors and its network of SMEs. It is in line with the concept of circular economy and has social, environmental and economic advantages. Thanks to the creation of this new regional value chain, local producers will be able to find alternatives for an economic valorization of their residues with local enterprises/partners. Later, these enterprises will benefit from local resources for the development of their products.
Social benefits: new jobs, cross-sector industrial interactions for the regions.
Another benefit of the project is that it creates an exchange of know-how with local scientific institutes.
Objectives of the project
- The project will increase industrial efficiency and sustainability in natural resources use and enable socio-economic benefits in the targeted sectors.
- At the end of the project :
- 5 promising molecules will be created and used by the cosmetic and nutraceutic companies,
- 10 companies will be involved in the value chain
- 5 jobs will be created
Budget of the project
- Global budget : 3.193.157,19€
- Fund ERDF : 1.744.580,84€
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38 Avenue du Parc
University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
BP 1039 - bat 18 Campus Sciences Exactes et Naturelles
Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V.
19 Marie-Curie Strasse
65 Agro Business Park
Biomass Valorization association
146 Chaussée de Namur
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
1 Route Cantonale
Economic Interest Group Eurasanté
310 Avenue Eugène Avinée
1 Place de la Cathédrale
Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences
3 rue des Rouges terres
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|Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V.||Patrick Ballmannfirstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|Delphy||C.A.F. van Oersemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Biomass Valorization association||Bertrand Auquièrefirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne||Edgard Gnansounouemail@example.com||Switzerland|
|Economic Interest Group Eurasanté||Caroline Simoes-Aubergerfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Cosmetic Valley||Amandine Goubertemail@example.com||France|
Each species must be pruned according to its mode of fruiting. But winter pruning also depends on the way the plants have been formed, as well as their age. Vine pruning is very important for the AgriWasteValue because this project aims to valorise these residues into bioactive compounds for cosmetic and nutraceutical uses and to allow to go to more "zero waste". Read More
The AgriWasteValue kick-off event was held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in a Belgian vineyard, “Le Domaine du Chant d’Eole”, in presence of 60 people, most of them specialists of the different fields (cosmetics, nutraceutics, chemistry, energy and agriculture) concerned by the project. Read More
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The leading global event for personal care ingredients.
Where personal care ingredients and creators come together
More information on https://www.agriwastevalue.eu/en/event/cosmetics-global-es
Consumers are looking for products that are safe for humans and the environment. The market for natural products is growing and the manufacturers in the sector are seeking to innovate in this field. This day will allow you to network on the theme of naturalness by meeting researchers and industrialists around concrete projects.
The AgriWasteValue project and some of its results will be presented during this day.
More information on https://www.agriwastevalue.eu/en/event/naturalite-cosmetique-fr
More information on this event where Celabor, partner of the AgriWasteValue project, will present the project during a workshop :
On Wednesday 11 December 2019, the team of AgriWasteValue invites you to the kick-off event of the project. During this day of presentation of the project and of the first research results, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Chant d'Eole's vineyard, to witness the pruning of the vines and to taste their world famous sparkling wine.
Digital map of the project
Are you looking for agricultural by-products and residues in Europe to get your raw material locally? This tool will help you see where, what type and how much of biomass (apple, pear or vine) is available in North-West Europe. The amount of raw material indicated on this map is an estimate. If you need more specific information about the tons of raw material available, do not hesitate to get in touch with the consortium of the project. To use this map, go to https://www.agriwastevalue.eu/en/raw-materialWhere to get raw material locally ?
Read the first biannual newsletter of the project. Read More
Discover the flyer of the AgriWasteValue project (EN version only). If you wish to have a flyer in FR, NL or DE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
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