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The research project
Our goal is to develop high value refined oils, proteins and dietary fibers from macauba (Acrocomia aculeata) fruits, while addressing major gaps for the development of a sustainable macauba value web.
The project looks at concepts for sustainable valorisation of local biodiversity in a multi-product biorefinery approach using the macauba palm as case study, fostering the transformation into sustainable ioeconomies in Brazil and Germany.
AcroAlliance unites leading institutions and researchers from Brazil and Germany as well as companies that have initiated the cultivation of macauba. Industry partners are also part of the AcroAlliance network.
The macaúba palm, a multipurpose crop
Macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata), also known as macaw palm, is a versatile, multipurpose palm species, endemic to Latin America with high oil productivity. It easily adapts to a wide range of environments outside of tropical rainforests, even dry, marginal land and is thus a sustainable feedstock and promising source for oils, proteins and fibres for the bioeconomy.
Native palm species
Alternative source of oils
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