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.



CTA presented EXCornsEED at the International Congress of Circular Bioeconomy 2021

EXCornsEED participated in the International Congress of Circular Bioeconomy 2021, organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in collaboration with the INNOVAGRO Network. The main objective of the congress has been to promote the circular bioeconomy in [...]


Two new scientific articles published!

Towards a Valorization of Corn Bioethanol Side Streams: Chemical Characterization of Post Fermentation Corn Oil and Thin Stillage and Corn Bioethanol Side Streams: A Potential Sustainable Source of Fat-Soluble Bioactive Molecules for High-Value Applications are two new publications made within [...]


CTA will join the pan-European co-creation workshop!

CTA, in collaboration with the consortium of the BIOSWITCH project, is organizing the pan-European co-creation workshop, which will be virtually held next 17th February, 2021. The overall aim of the pan-European workshop is to bring together important stakeholders, validate the [...]