Valorisation of wheat bran into surfactant molecules

The main objective is to develop biotechnological and green chemistry pathways for the production of high added-value surfactant molecules with low environmental impact. It also aims at strengthening the cross-border cooperation between 9 partners of the concerned regions in the bio-economy sector. The approach consists of developing several laboratory-scale processes and the selection of most promising process for pilot-scale transfer. This will eventually be followed by economic and environmental analysis of the developed process(es).

  • Targeted applications: detergency, cosmetics, phytosanitary agents, food additives.
  • Target audiences: SMEs, industries, agricultural sector, scientists, students, consumers.
The partners

In Champagne-Ardenne and in Picardy
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, IAR (Industries des Agro-Ressources).

In Wallonia
University of Luik, Valbiom and Greenwin.

In Flanders
VITO, Inagro and Catalisti.

Press Release: Communiqué – ValBran – EN

Project type: INTERREG
Duration: 31/12/2016 – 31/12/2020
Total project budget: EUR 1.745.826
Subsidy: EUR 872.913