CirCo (Cariplo)

CirCo - Circular Coffee (Cariplo)

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CirCo (Cariplo)
  • Project duration: April 2018 - October 2021
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee
  • Funding:
    Other National funding (National funding / Project)
  • Total project budget: €65,000.00
  • Website: http://progettocirco.it/

The project involves the exploitation of a coffee roasting waste, the Silverskin, through the production of paper. To better integrate this process in the circular economy, the selective extraction of components that can be used in the cosmetic industry and the functionalization of some of them is also foreseen. The lipid phase and the polyphenols with antioxidant activity will then be selectively extracted, also in supercritical CO2. The latter will then be made more lipophilic by esterification with fatty alcohols. The effectiveness of the molecules obtained will be tested and the most promising will be formulated in cosmetic products with anti-aging and anti-pollution activities. Finally, the sustainability of the whole process will be evaluated through life cycle analysis (LCA / LCC) from the energy point of view.

Publications
The CirCo (Circular Coffee) Project: A Case Study on Valorization of Coffee Silverskin in the Context of Circular Economy in Italy
Overturf Emily, Pezzutto Simon, Boschiero Martina, Ravasio Nicoletta, Monegato Achille (2021)
MDPI AG
Journal article

More information: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13169069

https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169069

The CirCo (Circular Coffee) Project: A Case Study on Valorization of Coffee Silverskin in the Context of Circular Economy in Italy
Overturf E, Pezzutto S, Boschiero M, Ravasio N, Monegato A (2021)
Journal article
Sustainability

More information: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13169069

https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169069

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/18187

Partner
University of Milan
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
FAVINI srl
Intercos SpA
ILSA Spa

Contact

Simon Pezzutto

Project managerT 226 550 1740 93+ude.carue@ottuzzep.nomis

Daniele Vettorato

Vice project managerT 146 550 1740 93+ude.carue@otarottev.eleinad

Cristiana Losso

Project assistantT 806 550 1740 93+ude.carue@ossol.anaitsirc

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