Ingredalia and Extraval work on the generation of an efficient recycling and industrial waste recovery system within the framework of the circular economy

21 April 2021
reciclado y valorización de residuos

Ingredalia has been awarded a subsidy of €178,576 for the study of agri-food waste extraction and recovery techniques.

Ingredalia was set up in 2017 in Milagro (Navarre), as a result of the collaboration between our Venture Builder Deep Tech TECNALIA Ventures, the company from Navarre Tratamiento Subproductos Agroalimentarios (TRASA) and TECNALIA. Its objective is to produce natural functional ingredients using plant-based by-products from agri-food companies and launch them on the market.

Ingredalia has been awarded a subsidy of €178,576 for the study of agri-food waste extraction and recovery techniques and for the treatment of bio-products used in functional food supplements.

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), a public organisation of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, has approved the EXTRAVAL initiative through the Missions Programme, obtaining total funding of €1,399,240. One of our portfolio holdings.

The EXTRAVAL initiative generates innovative ways to increase the sustainability of the agri-food industry. To do so, it recovers by-products, plant-based waste, which leads to high added-value solutions through the development of new technologies and innovative applications with environmentally-friendly processes.

A consortium has been set up for the research and development of this project, which includes companies from the agri-food sector and waste management (Cabomar and Trasa), companies with experience in biotechnological processes (FRESH BUSINESS and INGREDALIA) and end-user companies from the packaging, electrical-electronics and paint sectors (RODENA & RIVERA and PINTURAS PINAY).

Further information

The Science and Innovation Missions Programme supports sectoral strategic business innovation initiatives within the "State Programme for Business Leadership in R&D&I, as part of the 2017-2020 State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation". Its purpose is to contribute towards the development of the five missions identified in the call due to their great importance and which are in line with some of the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda.