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Sustainable Production of Functional and Safe Feed from Food Waste

Objective

Food processing activities produce in Europe large amounts of by-products and waste. Such waste streams are only partially valorized at different value-added levels (spread on land, animal feed, composting), whereas the main volumes are managed as waste of environmental concern, with relevant negative effects on the overall sustainability of the food processing industry.
The main focus of NOSHAN is to investigate the process and technologies needed to use food waste for feed production at low cost, low energy consumption and with maximal valorisation of starting wastes materials. Nutritional value and functionality according to animal needs as well as safety and quality issues will be investigated and address as main leading factors for the feed production using food derived (fruit/plant and dairy). According to this not only wastes will be characterized for their nutritional potential, but suitable technologies to stabilize them and convert them into suitable raw materials for bulk feed will be researched. Two different groups of activities will be thus addressed: From one side, replacement of bulk feed ingredients (constituting up to 90-95% of feed weight) will be studied from the starting waste materials. These bulk materials could cope part of the huge amounts of food waste generated in Europe. From the other side, the valorisation of active ingredients as well as the upgrade of waste into more valuable feed additives will be studied. The later constitute approximately the half of the feed cost.
The main expected result of NOSHAN project is the creation of a broad portfolio of valorised wastes for feed production. In this sense, a selection of wastes according to their potential nutritional properties, quantities produced, seasonality, possibility of stabilisation, safety and regulatory issues, cost and logistics will be performed during the first phase of the project.. In order to improve nutritional content of feed and be able to fulfil animal needs, waste will be treated alone or mixed with other waste looking for complementation and synergistic effects. The characterisation at molecular level of the different waste streams will allow providing the best technology for the best raw material to obtain the desired nutritional/functional properties.
In NOSHAN a variety of high-advanced technologies for conditioning, stabilising by physico-chemical and biological strategies, extracting high-added value compounds and feed production will be tested, developed and integrated in an innovative low-cost and low energy tailor made procedure for valorising food waste for production of safety and compound functional feed. All these initiatives will be validated in in vitro and in vivo tests to the final animal derived products intended for human consumption. Therefore a whole value chain from starting raw materials to exploitable products and technologies will be covered and monitored with a LCA with a further validation using the novel ETV platform.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/animal husbandry/animal feed

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 469 300
Administrative Contact
Avolio Ciro (Mr.)

Participants (11)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 322 320
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kathy Elst (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 176
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Sforza (Prof.)
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 194 100
Address
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Bruggeman (Dr.)
IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 533 020
Address
Arthur Scheunert Allee 40-41
14558 Bergholz Rehbrucke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karsten Schmidt (Dr.)
EKODENGE MUHENDISLIK MIMARLIK DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 203 008
Address
Hacettepe Universitesi Teknokenti 1Nolu Ar Ge Binasi Oda 18 Beytepe
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zeynep Yöntem (Dr.)
KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 000
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 1 Puerta
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antoni Paz (Mr.)
BAUERNKASEREI WOLTERS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 603
Address
Bandelow 50/81
17337 Uckerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pieter Wolters (Mr.)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 288 480
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Rieux (Dr.)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 148 000
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katrien De Bruyn (Ms.)
PROVALOR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 145
Address
Uitgang 1B
1645 Ursem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pieter Nell (Mr.)
AQON WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 102 105
Address
Im Erpel 6
64665 Alsbach-haehnlein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marian Wilk (Mr.)