Separation, fractionation and isolation
of biologically active natural substances
from corn oil  and other side streams
to be used in food,  specialty chemicals
and cosmetic markets.


The EXCornsEED project aims to exploit the convergence between science, chemistry, biology, engineering and biotechnology tools for the creation of new knowledge and innovative applications to develop and validate an integrated process of innovative and highly sustainable extraction, purification and concentration technologies to be applied to biorefineries side streams.

The objectives are the recovery of proteins and several other bio-active compounds and the preparation of these as ingredients for food, specialty chemicals and cosmetics markets.



EXCornsEED: 7th newsletter out!

EXCornsEED is celebrating its third year of implementation! As the project goes on, many activities have been implemented in order to achieve new technical results to exploit and valorise the side streams from corn oil and rapeseed meal. The dissemination [...]


EXCornsEED project video!

We are proud to present the EXCornsEED project video! The video has been realized by Innovation Engineering with the precious collaboration of the whole consortium. It shortly explains the EXCornsEED project, its impact and all the progresses achieved so far.


A great opportunity for SMEs of Bioeconomy and Agri-food fields!

The Business Support Programme (BSP) that is implemented under the MPowerBIO BBI Project, where CTA is a partner, aims to provide customized training to small and medium-sized enterprises broader fields of bioeconomy and agri-food who are looking to secure the [...]

EFIB 2021

  • Vienna, Austria
  • 06/10/2021

IFIB 2021

  • Trento, Italy
  • 30/09/2021