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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.
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ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

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Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 469 300

Administrative Contact

Avolio Ciro (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 322 320

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 300 176

NUTRITION SCIENCES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 194 100

IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 533 020

EKODENGE MUHENDISLIK MIMARLIK DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 203 008

KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 177 000

BAUERNKASEREI WOLTERS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 603

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 288 480

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 148 000

PROVALOR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 120 145

AQON WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 102 105

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312140

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 075 842,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 257

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain