Agricultural-food residues are an underexploited resource for the European Union and China and by making better use of these can bring significant economic, environmental and societal benefits.
AgriLoop is a major European Union, UK Research and Innovation and Chinese-funded project finding new ways to convert agricultural-food residues into high-value, eco-friendly products, such as food and feed ingredients and bio-based materials.
35 partners across Europe and China, are joining forces in AgriLoop to increase agricultural sustainability, grow the bioeconomy and tackle climate change and plastic pollution and increase European / Chinese cooperation.

AgriLoop’s concept for sustainable biorefineries based on agricultural residues

DG AGRI visit Chinese Coordinator’s research team

Mr Diego Canga Fano, Director, and Ms Antonella Zona, Research Policy Officer, Department of Research and Innovation, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG-AGRI), European Commission, visited Professor Aimin Shi’s laboratory...

Our Chinese partners visit Europe

This week the AgriLoop consortium will hold its annual meeting, kindly hosted by the Nova School of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal from 4 to 7 March 2024. The European partners will be joined by representatives from...

Meet the new researchers joining the AgriLoop Project

AgriLoop has now been joined by four early career researchers who bring fresh expertise, enthusiasm and insight to the consortium. Find out how they are driven by their concern for the environment and because they see AgriLoop as an opportunity for...

Our partners welcome Professor Nathalie Gontard to China

This November, our European Project Coordinator, Professor Nathalie Gontard from the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment has been in China to visit the thirteen Chinese academic and industrial organisations in...

Job opportunity; researcher / engineer position at INRAE, France

General information about the role Workplace: INRAE Montpellier, South of France (UMR IATE, ePOP group) INRAE: the place where science is dedicated to life, humans, and the earth. Contract: 1 year renewable 2/3 times. Expected starting date:...

New international project to accelerate the future of circular agriculture by converting residues into high-value, eco-friendly products

Thirty-five academic and private partners from across Europe and China are now working together on the AgriLoop project, which will develop sustainable processes to convert agri-food residues into high-value,...

AgriLoop will

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EU - CN partnership

Strengthen the relationship between China and the European Union, by working together on common tasks and objectives.

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Convert agricultural residues into plant and microbial proteins, polyesters and bio-based chemicals. Using residues such as tomato, soybean, peanut, apple, straw, potato, brewery grains, oil, grapes and manure.

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Develop new products and processes for the food, health and agricultural sectors.

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Apply a ‘safe-and-sustainable-by-design’ approach that avoids or minimises harmful impacts.

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Demonstrate innovative and sustainable value chains.

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Achieve several environmental, societal and economic impacts from its innovative approach.

35 partners

48 months

10 million funding

11 countries involved