New technologies implementation in RIS regions' olive oil mills for healthier olive oil extraction


Nombre/Name
New technologies implementation in RIS regions' olive oil mills for healthier olive oil extraction
 
Referencia de proyecto/Project Code
EIT20157
 
Investigador principal/Principal Investigator
 
Investigador principal externo/External Principal Investigator
Martínez, Melchor
 
 
Investigadores externos/External Researchers
Reinelt, Matthias
Cravotto, Giancarlo
Rego, Duarte
 
Fecha de inicio/Start Year
01/01/2021
 
Fecha de finalización/End Year
31/03/2022
 
 
Instituto/Institute
CSIC - Instituto de la Grasa (IG)
 
Descripción/Description
One of the biggest challenges in RIS countries is the late adoption of innovative solutons and technologies especially in SMEs companies within the agri-food sector. This Project combines the partners’ expertse in the olive oil sector and the implementaton of different innovatve techniques: hydrodynamic cavitaton, ultrasound, and pulsed electronic fields (PEF) technology. The aim is to increase the presence of compounds as tocopherols, polyphenols and other bioactive compounds on olive oil which have a proven positve effect on cardiovascular diseases and Metabolic Syndrome (highest prevalence across RIS countries). It will be executed in 4 RIS regions (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece) where the production of VOO is highly relevant for their economies. An educational program will also be executed and benefit 40 producers in RIS regions which are not yet KIC partners, by providing them with toolsets, training and expert support to adapt and implement the new solution, encouraging them to develop the latest innovation in the olive oil sector.