FORBIO synergies with the LIBBIO project

Andes Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis, tarwi) has the ability to fix nitrogen, mobilise soil phosphate and has low nutritional requirements for cultivation. Varieties of the plant give high yield of green silage or high yield of seeds which contain more than 20% oil, more than 40% protein and the remaining materials are carbohydrates, mainly oligosaccharides characterized as “prebiotics”. The LIBBIO project aims to develop consumer food, feed, non-food and bio-energy products from the Andes lupin varieties (Lupinus mutabilis) adapted to European farming conditions by applying bio-refinery cascading principles for crop value creation and modern crop breeding technologies in marginal lands. More information about the project can be found at: