Sustainable Solutions: Exploring Protein Recovery in the Bioeconomy

The LIFE byProtVal project organising an international event, "Sustainable Solutions: Exploring Protein Recovery in the Bioeconomy", as part of the European project closure which would be held on February 15, 2024, in Almazán, Soria, Spain.

This event will be an opportunity to interact with main authorities, professionals in bioeconomy and circular economy strategies gathering industrial experiences in rendering plants, bioprocesses technologies, impact perception, policies perspectives and exchange of good practices from other European projects related with protein valorisation.

 The event is mainly aimed at companies, research centres and government agencies and will be attended by representatives of the European Commission and partners of the several projects presented at the event.

The session will also include a networking space and a visit to the plant developed in the project, with the aim of promoting possible collaborations between participants and exchanging industrial experiences and transferring project results.


Event Details:

  • Date: February 15, 2024
  • Location: Tirso Molina Cultural Centre, Almazán, Soria, Spain.
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Opening Session

10:00-10:15 Welcome and opening session

Almazán Town Council - Ms. Teresa Ágreda Cabo, 1st Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Environment, Urbanism, Tourism and Communication

10.15 - 10.30 Welcome and presentation of the project LIFE ByProtval

Coordinator of LIFE byProtVal, INESCOP - Dr. Francisca Arán Aís


Round Table 1: Policy Perspectives and Opportunities for the Circular Bioeconomy in Europe


10.30 - 11.30 Overview of circular bioeconomy in Europe

Director General for Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission -D. Diego Canga Fano

Representative of the European Biorefinery Cluster "Cluster Biorefine"-Dr. Ana Alejandra Robles Aguilar

Representative of the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) -Dr. Sara García Figuera

Project Manager of LIFE byProtVal- Ing. Mayra Lacruz Asaro


11.30 - 12.00 Coffee Break & Networking


Round Table 2: LIFE byProtVal as a solution for protein recovery


12.00 - 12.15 Bioprocess: enzymatic hydrolysis for protein recovery from by-products of the animal by-products rendering industry

Bioprocess specialist at INESCOP -Dr. Henoc Pérez Aguilar

12.15 - 12.40 Current situation and future prospects for the production and development of bioproducts

Director of Innovation at Energy Green Gas S.L.- Mr. Antonio Dominguez

12.45 – 13.00   Recent advances in the development and validation of biostimulants and retanning agent from by-products of the rendering industry        


Round table 3: Challenges and opportunities of the bioeconomy

Projects FERTIMANURE, SEA2LAND, BIOREFISH, ACCELWATER- Centre Tecnològic BETA- Dr. Laura Mejias Torrent

STRAW4FOOTWARE Project- Unió Llauradora i Ramadera-D. José Castro

OVOVAL, SUPERBIODIESEL Projects- Centro Tecnológico del Calzado, Inescop- Dr. Francisca Arán Aís

LIFE SMART AGROMOBILITY Project- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid- Dr.Marcelo F. Ortega Romero


14.00 - 14.45 Lunch break & Networking


Visit to the demonstration plant

15.00 - 15.30 Transfer to the pilot plant

15.30-17.00 Visit of the demonstration plant, local challenges and opportunities in waste management

17.00-17.30 Return from the pilot plant to the Tirso Molina Cultural Center


LIFE byProtVal aims to Protein Recovery and Recycling from Animal by-products Processes see more


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life.jpg LIFE BYPROTVAL project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement No. LIFE16 ENV/ES/000467





This project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement LIFE16 ENV/ES/000467.

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