ABOUT THE PROJECT

  • Financing contract number: 57PTE/2016
  • The project title: Development of a new technology for enrichment of egg with carotenoids and microelements, food with maximum safety to human health
  • Acronym: BIOCAROMIN
  • Project Coordinator: AVICOLA BUCURESTI SA
  • Project Director: Terez Zarug
  • Financed by: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and
  • Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) – Program 2 – Increasing competitiveness of the Romanian economy through research, development and innovation; Project type: Transfer to the economic operator
  • Link to UEFISCDI page: uefiscdi.gov.ro
  • Contract total value: 1.319.700 lei
  • Contract value (budget source): 961.365 lei
  • Duration of implementation: 05.12.2016-20.10.2018

CONSORTIUM COMPONENTS

  • Project Coordinator
    AVICOLA BUCURESTI SA

Str. Splaiul Unirii nr. 16, Bucuresti, sector 4, cod postal 40035
Project manager – Dr. Ing. Terez ZARUG; avicolabucuresti2@gmail.com

  • Partner P1
    INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU CHIMIE SI PETROCHIMIE – ICECHIM Bucuresti
    Independentei 202, sector 6, 06021, Bucuresti, Romania
    Project responsible – PhD. Biologist Diana PASARIN; diana.pasarin@gmail.com
  • Partner P2
    INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU BIOLOGIE SI NUTRITIE ANIMALA –IBNA BALOTESTI

Calea Bucuresti nr. 1, Balotesti, Ilfov, 077015
Project responsible – PhD. Eng. Margareta OLTEANU; margaretaolteanu@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE

The project aims to develop a new type of table egg with a new functionality, given by high content of antioxidants represented by carotenoid pigments biosynthesized by carotenoid yeasts, and the presence of trace elements, but also with sensory qualities accepted by consumers.

PROJECT  EXPECTED  RESULTS 

  • Technologies: a technology for obtaining carotenoid yeast biomass enriched in microelements; a technology for obtaining nutritional solutions for feeding laying hens.
  • Products: a new type of egg, enriched in carotenoid pigments and trace elements, with beneficial properties for health; new fodder based on biomass of carotenoid yeast and trace elements.
  • Benefits for egg producers and consumers: application of end products to poultry industry brings economic profits and consumers benefit from products with excellent nutritional value and health potential; enhancing knowledge about functional foods and their role in preventing the development of chronic diseases; innovative ways to turn agri-food by-products into high quality end products (a new type of egg and feed).
  • Environmental benefits: exploring new, alternative options for capitalize agro-food by-products

WORK PACKAGES

Work package I – Laboratory validation of the technological components for obtaining some organic sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals for inclusion in the feed of laying hens, with a role in increasing the nutritional quality of feed. Simulation of experimental models for the validation of compound feeds (microtest on laying hens) On going period: 05.12.2016 – 05.12.2017

Work package II – Validation of the laboratory model at farm level (macrotest) under real operating conditions, On going period:  06.12.2017 – 20.10.2018

TASKS / WORK PACKAGES

Work package I – Laboratory validation of the technological components for obtaining some organic sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals for inclusion in the feed of laying hens, with a role in increasing the nutritional quality of feed. Simulation of experimental models for the validation of compound feeds (microtest on laying hens)

A.I.1 – Validation by analysis of the microbiological load of fodder feedstock to be used in microtest experiments

A.I.2 – Validation by physical-chemical analysis of the growth substrate for carotenoid yeasts. Validation of the experimental model for obtaining carotenoid yeast biomass supplemented with trace elements

A.I.3 – Physico-chemical and microbiological analysis of carotenoid yeast biomass and its drying

A.I.4 – New recipes preparation of mixed feed for laying hens with the addition of carotenoid yeast biomass supplemented with trace elements. Elaboration of experimental protocol at laboratory level

A.I.5 – Manufacturing of mixed feeds by including carotenoid yeast biomass supplemented with trace elements and assessing their nutritional quality

A.I.6 – Organizing and conducting a microexperiment under laboratory conditions (40 laying hens / group)

A.I.7 – Determining the nutritional quality of eggs harvested from the microtest

A.I.8 – Veterinary control of eggs harvested during the microtest

A.I.9 – Exploitation and widespread dissemination of the results obtained through participation in technical-scientific events

Work package II – Validation of the laboratory model at farm level (macrotest) under real operating conditions

A.II.1 – The scale-up of the mixed feed technology component (carotenoid yeast biomass supplemented with trace elements) and comparative analysis of differences between laboratory conditions

A.II.2 – Validation of laboratory technology for obtaining new mixed fodder by testing for 8 weeks at farm level (macrotest) on laying hens in order to obtain the enriched egg in carotenoid pigments

 

A.II.3 – Determination of the nutritional quality of eggs harvested during the experiment at farm level (macrotest)

A.II.4 – Determinations of microbiological load of eggs obtained at farm level

A.II.5 – Protecting intellectual property rights on the technology of obtaining carotenoid biomass and on the elaborated and tested nutritional solutions

A.II.6 – Valorization and wide-ranging dissemination of the results obtained through communication and publication

A.II.7 – Participation at the national exhibition (INDAGRA) for the promotion of the new table egg enriched in carotenoid pigments

EVENTS

 

CONTACT

Contact person: PhD. Eng. Terez ZARUG, avicolabucuresti2@gmail.com

Address: Str. Splaiul Unirii nr. 16, Bucuresti, sector 4, cod postal 40035

Tel: +40212300448, Fax: +40212313114