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Olive Sound is the acronym of a Horizon 2020 European Project aimed at the development of a high-flow oil extraction plant...

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Olive Sound is the acronym of a Horizon 2020 European Project aimed at the development of a high-flow oil extraction plant, the Sono-Heat-Exchanger, which combines ultrasound and heat exchange in order to break, through a radical innovation model in the oil mill, the historical paradigm that sees inversely correlated the oil yield and the content of bio-phenols. These compounds are biologically active molecules that, together with other constituents belonging to saponified fraction (i.e., oleic acid), transform the product “extra virgin olive oil” from a mere condiment into a  functional food. The primary objective of the project, financially supported by the European Union through the "Fast Track to Innovation" program, is the development of a product "ready for the market" (TRL 9) capable of making the involved companies more competitive while increasing the competitiveness of European extra virgin olive oil in the international context. 

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Author Information
Maria Lisa Clodoveo: Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine University of Bari-Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11-70124 Bari, Italy.  marialisa.clodoveo@uniba.it.