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AgriMax

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Agri and food waste valorisation co-ops based on flexible multi-feedstocks biorefinery processing technologies for new high added value applications

Term

October 1st, 2016 – September 30th, 2020

Project

Approximately one third of all food produced globally is wasted every year throughout the whole value chain-from farmers to consumers. To extract the significant amounts of valuable compounds contained in these wastes, AgriMax will combine affordable and flexible processing technologies for the valorisation of side streams from the horticultural culture and food processing industry to be used in a cooperative approach by local stakeholders creating economic value and reducing environmental impact.

Through the selection of case-scenarios previously developed to a pilot scale to valorize tomato, cereals, olives, potato wastes as food additives, packaging and agricultural materials among others, the project will disclose the holistic potential of 4 new agro-value chains. This will lead in a cascade manner to additional production of active ingredients in lower concentration, but also fibres, biogas and fertilizers from the left biomass. The multi-feedstock biorefinery processes will be validated in 2 demonstration sites in Spain and Italy.

Coordinator

IRIS (Spain)

Partners

AIMPLAS (Spain), Gent University (Belgium), Consorzio Interuniversitario Nationzale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (Italy), Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries (Spain), Nofima (Norway), Instituto Tecnologico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logistica (Spain), University of Bologna (Italy), Fraunhofer (Germany), Stazione Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Conserve Alimentari (Italy), University College Dublin (Ireland), Universidad de Almeria (Spain), Biovale (UK), Federacio de Cooperatives Agraries de Catalunya (Spain), Fachverband der Nahrungs und Genussmittelindustrie (Austria), Gospodarsko Interesno Zdruzenje Grozd Plasttehnika (Slovenia), Chiesa Virginio (Italy), Exergy (UK), Laboratori Archa (Italy), Femto Engineering (Italy), Laser Consult Muszaki-Tudomanyos es Gazdasagi tanacsado Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag (Hungary), Mycoplast di Federico Maria Grati e Stefano Babbini (Italy), Bioprocess Pilot Facility (Netherlands), Fertinagro Nutrientes (Spain), Gaviplas (Spain), Barilla G. E R. Fratelli (Italy), Indulleida (Spain), Ardagh Group (Italy) and OWS nv (Belgium)

OWS’ tasks

Biogas production analysis, biodegradation testing in compost & soil and LCA & LCC

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Contact

Mr. Steven Verstichel

E-mail: steven.verstichel@ows.be