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HarmoniSed ENvironmental Sustainability in the European food and drink chain

Objective

SENSE will deliver a harmonised system for the environmental impact assessment of food&drink products. The research will evaluate existing relevant environmental impact assessment methodologies, and consider socio-economical, quality and safety aspects, to deliver a new integral system that can be linked to monitoring and traceability data. The system will integrate: (a) (regionalised) data gathering system; (b) matrix of key environmental performance indicators; (c) methodology for environmental impact assessment; and (d) a certification scheme. The methodology will be transferred to food&drink sectors and stakeholders by means of specific communications strategies. SENSE will validate the new harmonised system in the juice, meat&dairy and aquaculture chains. However, the methodology and its associated software will be modular allowing its implementation in any food product.

The sustainability information collected along the production cycle of any food stuff and reflected into the EID (Environmental Identification Document) will be accessible by the EID-Communication Platform, contributing to make the environmental sustainability part of the usual purchasing behaviour of consumers and provide a competitive advantage to those products which choose to use the EID.

Main results of SENSE will be: (i)Standard key environmental performance indicators (KEPI); (ii)Harmonised methodology for environmental impact assessment; (iii)SENSE-tool for environmental data collection; (iv)EID and EID-Communication Platform; (v)Certification Scheme Concept (CSC) for sustainability; (vi)Roadmap for policy and governance implementation.

SENSE consortium is formed by a multidisciplinary team involving 23 partners from 13 countries made up by a combination of complementary profiles: research organisations, food and drink SMEs, environmental and LCA experts, SMEs for dissemination and communication and European food Associations.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Begoña Pérez Villarreal (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 551 471

Participants (23)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 302 368
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorkild Nielsen (Mr.)
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 736
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Esther Bourne (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 183 765
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ole Henrik Haslund (Mr.)
SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 260 580
Address
Box 5401
402 29 Goeteborg

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulf Sonesson (Dr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 254 301,20
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigurdur Gretar Bogason (Dr.)
SGF SERVICE PLUS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 200
Address
Am Hahnenbusch 14b
55268 Nieder-olm

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Heinermann (Mrs.)
EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE SOCIETY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 21 543
Address
Slijkensesteenweg 4
8400 Oostende

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Other
Administrative Contact
Alistair Lane (Mr.)
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 661
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Kück (Mr.)
CONSUMER INSIGHT - ANNE CATHARINA BECH
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 59 760
Address
Hovvejen 10
8361 Hasselager

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Bech (Ms.)
ESU-SERVICES GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 151 488
Address
Vorstadt 14
8200 Schaffhausen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Jungbluth (Dr.)
TRITECC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 101 391
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bianca Monica Pop (Ms.)
INGENET INGENIERIA DE INFORMATICA YCONTROL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 900
Address
Gorbeia Kalea 14 Bajo
48410 Orozko Bizkaia

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Cuevas Vizoso (Mr.)
EFLA HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 138 688,80
Address
Hofoabakki 9
110 Reykjavik

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Yngvadottir (Mrs.)
ZUMOS VALENCIANOS DEL MEDITERRANEO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 56 400
Address
Calle Del Pollancar Poligono Parcela I8a
46520 Sagunto

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Luque (Mr.)
FODIX GROUP SAS

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France
EU contribution
€ 21 066
Address
Avenue Sarraz Bournet 22
62480 Le Portel

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bergur Gudmundsson (Mr.)
PROVAC IMPEX SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 34 400
Address
Strada Izlazului 2 - Ap142
400655 Cluj Napoca

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marinela Prodan (Mrs.)
VERENIGING CENTRE DE LIAISON DES INDUSTRIES TRANSFORMATRICES DE VIANDES DE L UE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 35 280
Address
Bierstalpad 15
1121 JK Landsmeer

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Other
Administrative Contact
Dirk Dobbelaere (Mr.)
CALION PROD SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 42 340
Address
Strada Gheorghe Doja 39
455200 Jibou Salaj

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Bujor (Mrs.)
TUNAY GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 47 200
Address
Organize Sanayi Bolgesi 1 - Cadde 12
24000 Erzincan

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
S. Tolga Kirtiloglu (Mr.)
CHRISTIANSEN PARTNER AS

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Norway
Address
Keiser Wilhelms Gate 22
6003 Alesund

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Idar Synnes (Mr.)
BA CREATIVOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 488
Address
Plaza Venezuela 1
48001 Bilbao

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maider Ortiz (Ms.)
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 040
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amaia Fernandez Moreno (Ms.)
FJARDALAX EHF.
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Hafnarhusinu
460 Talknafjordur

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jón örn Pálsson (Mr.)