The pharmaceutical technique research group of University of Florence (UNIFI) developed different nanocarriers (microemulsions, solid dispersions and polymeric micelles) to enhance solubility, permeability and pharmaceutical properties of oleanolic acid (OA), a triterpene enriched extract (TTPs ext) and an oleuropein extract (OLE) (Figure 1). All these formulations were tested in terms of water solubility, storage
A new EU project, Model2Bio, is set to develop a pioneering tool to predicts bio-based residual streams generated in the agri-food industry and to identify best routes for reusing this waste. The tool will be tested and validated for sectors such as meat, vegetables, dairy and alcoholic beverages in Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Greece.
In Arquebio, we’ve been testing different strains of fungi for their innate ability to produce valuable derivatives of oleanolic acid. Fungi possess a unique ability to generate hydroxylated derivatives of triterpene-related molecules, among other interesting interactions. Recently, we discovered that the fungi Absidia cylindrospora transforms oleanolic acid into a variety of unidentified compounds, some
The past few months saw the annual olive harvesting spree. The endeavour starts at slow pace only to quickly escalate into a frenzy of overburdened farmers who generally call upon the strength of the whole family to get the job done. Most employ every possible hand at their disposal which means that many will concentrate
Halfway through OLEAF4VALUE: from the valorisation of olive leaves to the exploitation of high value-added biobased products OLEAF4VALUE is a BBI-JU, H2020-funded EU project that aims to extend the useful life of olive leaves, solving the problem of their removal from the fields while obtaining high added-value bioactive products with high-market potential. The project will
Fractionation of Secoiridoids, Flavonoids and Triterpenoids in Olive Leaf Extracts with Molecularly Imprinted Polymers
IPB group has developed different Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) to aid with the production of tailor made bioproducts from diverse olive leaf extracts. The IPB work comprise the design, synthesis, characterization and testing of MIPs to target secoiridoids, triterpenic acids, flavonoids and lignans. The developed MIP particles were tested with the processing of different kinds
The Biomass Area of CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) is convinced of the need to move towards a circular bioeconomy, in which the society is capable of valorising the wastes produced in an integral and cascade mode. On that regard, CENER is running its Biorefinery and Bioenergy Centre (BIO2C), semi-industrial pilot scale test
Written by Albert Kravos, InnoRenew CoE Located in the Istrian region of Slovenia is nestled a farm enveloped in nature, here an olive orchard dwells in a land treated with respect and the faith that organic practices can and will return agriculture to a more sustainable, healthy, and productive way of living,
Did you know that Agriculture provides most of the world's food and fabrics? Most of us are familiar with the term "Agriculture", however, do we actually know how meaningful its significance is? Are we actually aware of how important this term can be to our daily living? According to World Bank
About Ingecor Founded in 2006, has its origins in the agroforestry management of the land. Ingecor's founding team has more than 15 years of experience in the forestry and agricultural sector. Its principal activity is this moment is management, storage and logistics of biomass for supply to electric power production plant.