04 June 2019
Olive oil pomace and wastewater are broken down into protein and phenolic isolates, both of which can be used in various industrial applications from pet foods to cosmetics, writes Olive Oil Times.
The Pro-Enrich project is seeking to turn byproducts created by the production of rapeseed meal, olives, tomatoes and citrus fruit into these two isolates, which can be used instead of petroleum-based products in a range of everyday goods, writes Olive Oil Times. The project could turn olive oil byproducts into new revenue streams.
“The whole idea of the project is to create a value chain,” Matthew Schwarzkopf, a professor at the University of Primorska in Slovenia who is working on the project, told Olive Oil Times.
Pro Enrich featured in Olive Oil Times