Demonstration of innovative integrated biomass logistics centres for the Agro-industry sector in Europe – AGROinLOG

Agriculture & Rural Development



11/2016 - 07/2020

Research Executive Agency (REA)

5,595,911 €

The main goal of AGROinLOG is the demonstration of Integrated Biomass Logistic Centres (IBLC) for food and non-food products, evaluating their technical, environmental and economic feasibility. The project is based on three agro-industries in the fodder (Spain), olive oil production (Greece) and cereal processing (Sweden) sectors that are willing to deploy new business lines in their facilities to open new markets in bio-commodities (energy, transport and manufacturing purposes) and intermediate bio-products (transport and biochemicals). These sectors represent over 10% turnover of agro-food industries and 30% of those with inherent synergies to integrate food and non-food business taking advantage of their existing equipment, seasonality and established food logistics. The synergies of
applying IBLCs business in existing agro-industries can have a positive impact over 18% in final product price, giving a clear competitive strength to a wide segment of agro-industries, which can exploit this privileged situation compared to a new biomass supply business built from scratch.

More specifically the project aims to:
1. Demonstrate the food and non-food business integration in three pioneering agro-industries
2. To provide the European agro-industry sector with the practical knowledge they demand and need to further promote in future the replication of AGROinLOG: opportunities of key agro-industry sectors and potential business models
3. To produce best practice documents r