Project activity

Revolutionising the Olive Industry: OLEAF4VALUE Unveils Market-Ready, Bio-Based Products from Olive Leaf Valorisation

Por |2023-11-27T12:24:47+00:00noviembre 27th, 2023|News, Press Release, Project activity|

Olive leaves have been underutilized primarily due to limited awareness of their health benefits, overshadowed by the popularity of olives and olive oil in culinary traditions. There are many challenges in processing techniques, regulatory constraints, and limited research development and consumer awareness which also contribute to their infrautilization. In this article, we would like

OLEAF4VALUE is present at The Circular Bioeconomy Forum in Seville, ES

Por |2023-11-22T16:05:41+00:00noviembre 22nd, 2023|Events, Project activity|

On November 21st, 2023, OLEAF4VALUE participated in the Circular Bioeconomy Forum that took place in Seville, Spain. The networking event was organised by the General Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development of the Regional Government of Andalusia in collaboration with the

Investigating the Market Opportunities Available to the OLEAF4VALUE Project

Por |2023-10-30T10:26:13+00:00octubre 30th, 2023|News, Project activity|

NNFCC are leading Work Package 6 (WP6), which intends to “pave the way towards market launching”. This work package aims to identify sustainable new value chains, develop novel business models, and build investment business cases in readiness for the deployment of OLEAF4VALUE products in markets and applications downstream. One of the primary objectives of this

Unraveling the Potential of Olive Tree Leaves in Boosting Salmon Health

Por |2023-09-29T11:57:15+00:00septiembre 29th, 2023|News, Project activity|

In a groundbreaking stride towards sustainable aquaculture practices, the OleaF4value project has embarked on its main salmon trial at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR). With invaluable contributions from Mowi Feed, the project aims to shed light on the potential benefits of utilizing phytoactive components sourced from olive tree leaves in enhancing the immune system

Life Cycle Assessment: O4V Valorisation Routes

Por |2023-07-26T09:50:46+00:00julio 26th, 2023|News, Project activity|

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) measures the environmental impact of a process, product, or service. With the information obtained from the LCA, it is possible to identify areas of opportunity where the process, product or service can be improved, not only reducing the negative environmental impact but also finding gaps where resources are being wasted

The OLEAF4VALUE Workshops Wrap-Up

Por |2023-07-13T09:41:59+00:00julio 13th, 2023|Events, Project activity|

On June 26th, 2023 the OLEAF4VALUE EU project, hosted two insightful, industry & research focused workshops on biomass valorisation where experts and stakeholders from the field gathered to exchange their knowledge on success cases on the bioeconomy. Organisations such as the University of Florence, Martin Luther King University at Halle-Wittenberg, BIOPLAT, Natac, NIZO, participated

OLEAF4VALUE partners: meet IMR!

Por |2023-06-05T09:18:59+00:00junio 5th, 2023|News, Project activity|

At the Institute of Marine Research, experts in nutrition and fish health are investigating whether extracts from olive leaves can modulate resilience to viral diseases. The hypothesis is that by including olive leaf extracts in the salmon diet, the fish become less sick when infected with a virus. Finding ways that can contribute to

MLU is screening the bioactivity of olive leaf extracts using a small model organism

Por |2023-03-31T09:09:10+00:00marzo 31st, 2023|Project activity|

The MLU uses the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (figure 1) as a simple and well-established model organism to analyze the bioactivity of olive leaf extracts. The different extracts generated in the OLEAF4VALUE project (figure 2) have to be investigated concerning possible beneficial effects (high „bioactivity“) to find new innovative applications, e.g. in pharmaceutical

UNIFI shares insights regarding O4V’s advancements

Por |2023-01-31T10:37:20+00:00enero 31st, 2023|News, Project activity|

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

ARQUEBIO: Biotransformation of Oleanolic Acid by Absidia Cylindrospora

Por |2022-12-28T16:45:16+00:00diciembre 28th, 2022|Project activity|

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

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