The BIOrescue project ('Enhanced bioconversion of agricultural residues through cascading use') aims to develop innovative conversion processes to create bio-based products from mushroom compost.The project will bring together a multidisciplinary team of eleven partners, comprised of one large company, several SMEs, two universities and two research institutes. Together they will develop a new biorefinery process that will allow the conversion of mushroom compost into innovative bio-based products such as bio-pesticides, bio-degradable nanocarriers for drug or fertiliser encapsulation and bio-based horticultural fertilisers.
BIOrescue is co-ordinated by CENER (Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre) and will be run in cooperation with 10 European partners: Monaghan Mushrooms Ireland, Università degli studi di Napoli Frederico II, MetGen Oy, Clea Technologies, Zabala Innovation Consulting, Max-Plank Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, Celignis Ltd., Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, C-Tech Innovation and Greenovate! Europe. This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720708.