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Recycling and upgrading wastes from food production for use within the food chain

Objective

Europe's fruit and vegetable industries generate about 30 million tonnes of waste a year. At present the main fate of this waste is to be landfilled, or used as a low quality compost or animal feedwithout segregation or significant treatment, wasting valua ble nutrients and biomass. Fruit and vegetable waste have especially strong potential for being recycled and upgraded for use within thefood chain, in products such as high value added food additives, composts and animal feeds There has been a great deal o f research into these applications, involving a wide variety of disciplines. However, partly because of this multidisciplinarity, the research has been poorly coordinated and too often projects have not led to commercialised products. GRUB S UP aims to: Direct research into processes for recycling and upgrading vegetable and fruit waste towards the development of viable technologies Accelerate the take up of these technologies by assessing their viability and disseminating theresults to industry The proj ect will achieve this through: Reviewing the state of the art in research on relevant processes and collating a database of centres of relevant research excellence Undertaking a detailed study of 6-10 processes under development, investigating their poten tial environmental impact, their impact on food quality and safety, their economic impact, risks associated with them, consumers' and retailers' opinions of them and the industry needs theyaddress Disseminating the results of the project to industry and mo re broadly through a project website and a layman's guide to research in the area with detailed case studies. Bringing together researchers from disparate disciplines engaged in relevant research,together with industrial end-users and a number of other spe cialists. Encouraging the cross fertilisation of ideas between partners, through seminars, meetings ofexpert groups and staff secondments

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-FOOD-2-A
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V
Address
An Der Karlstadt, 10
Bremerhaven
Germany

Participants (22)

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILLHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN
Germany
Address
Regina-pacis Weg 3
Bonn
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
Address
Fischkai, 1
Bremerhaven
CHALEX RESEARCH LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chalex House, Priory Road, St. Marychurch
Torquay
TECHNOLOGY CODES LTD.
Ireland
Address
8, North Street
Skibereen
GENERAL CONSUMERS' FEDERATION OF GREECE'
Greece
Address
Akadimias 7
Athens
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
COCKBURN SMITHES SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Das Coradas 13
Vila Nova De Gaia
D & F ASSOCIATES
United Kingdom
Address
13, Shell Green House, Gorsey Lane
Widnes
DE CEUSTER MESTSTOFFEN
Belgium
Address
Bannerlaan 79
Grobbendonk
UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA - ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE BIOTECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Address
Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino De Almeida
Porto
SC FRUCTEX S.A.
Romania
Address
Calea Romanului 237
Bacau
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Address
Kirby Corner Road
Warwick
ORGANIC RESOURCE AGENCY LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road
Malvern
SC PROPLANTA S.A.
Romania
Address
Sesului 2/18
Cluj-napoca
PROFIKOMP ENVIRONMENTAL, COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE LTD.
Hungary
Address
Dozsa Gyrgy U. 58.
Gdllo"
CCFRA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address

Chipping Campden
ARCHAEZYME LTD.
Israel
Address
Building 7, Kiryat Weizmann Science Park
Ness Ziona
QUADRATE DIGITAL MEDIA LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
1 Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park
Exeter
BIOAZUL SL
Spain
Address
Avenida Juan Lopez Peñalver 21
Campanillas
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA ALIMENTARIA
Spain
Address
Benjamin Franklin, 5-11
Paterna (Valencia)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA,TECNOLOGIA E INOVAÇÃO
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Pao Do Lumiar 22
Lisboa