Celabor SCLR (Belgium)
Celabor is Belgian scientific and technical center based in the Petit-Rechain industrial park near Verviers (Belgium). Celabor is an SME offering scientific and technical support to companies in the field of agri- food (nutrition and extraction), packaging, environment and textiles. Celabor has 20 years of research experiences and has been involved in a number of EU and national projects and is eager to maintain its position at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge.
The “Food Technologies – Extraction” department of Celabor is equipped with a technological platform unique in Wallonia boasting an ATEX zone, a test hall constituted of pilot extraction equipment, a high performing laboratory and an experienced multi-disciplinary team. This team is working on the development of extraction, fractionation and purification processes with a “green” orientation, the preparation of natural plant ingredients (proteins, lipids and fatty acids, polysaccharides, polyphenols, alkaloids, etc.) for the food supplements, cosmetics and phytotherapy markets. One of the major activities of the “Extraction” department is focused on the biomass valorization processes and recovery of primary and secondary metabolite from co-product and industrial agro-waste.
Celabor’s “Packaging” department offers a wide range of tests and analyses for the development of new materials/ products (gas permeability, mechanical properties, optical properties, surface properties, accelerated ageing, biodegradation and compostability studies, food contact properties...).
The combination of “Extraction” and “Packaging” skills and technologies in Celabor allows to effectively contribute to develop and to well carry out the project.
Role in the project
CEL develops the processes for the extraction of fractions of interest and the purification of metabolites of interest from such enriched fractions (WP2). This way, CEL applies conventional and innovative extraction and purification techniques (such as supercritical CO2 or subcritical water), which tests in the equipment of its pilot plant. CEL is also in charge to develop food-packaging structures from PHA-based material (WP6).