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RESOURCE EFFICIENT AND SAFE FOOD PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

Objective

RESFOOD adresses on the most important topics in the food chain food towards resource efficient and safe food production and processing, leading to maximised resource productivity and recycling and re-use of valuable materials by research and demonstration of the proposed green solutions: Increased output with reduced input.
Many natural resources (e.g. minerals, water, soil, biomass, land and fuels (energy) are used to grow and process food products, but in many cases their usage is highly inefficient, due to the lack of technological solutions and knowledge in combination with uncertainties about health and safety issues. Another important challenge in the food chain management is the large amount of wasted food. RESFOOD will overcome the main bottlenecks and barriers leading to an Resource Efficient Food Chain by:
• Developing innovative technologies for re-use of Nutrients, Energy, Water and Biomass, reducing input, maximizing resource productivity and minimizing waste
• Develop new methods for improving the disinfection processes for vegetables ensuring appropriate monitoring of health and safety risks.
• Validate the solutions in five on site pilot demonstrations, also including Life Cycle Assessment
In the RESFOOD resource efficiency concept the focus is a cascade approach: Look first for the most efficient solutions with the lowest effort, like direct re-use of warm and cold water (and energy) nutrients and biomass, followed by more complex solutions like withdrawal of useful products and energy from the water and the recovery of high valuable components from food waste (biomass).
This will lead to 30 to 75 % reduction of water, energy and nutrients use, 25 to 80 % less emissions to surface- and ground water, 20-30 % reduction of the use of fertilizer products and overall 20 to 30 % more crop per resource input, combined with better controlling and reducing food health and safety risks.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 033 647,40
Administrative Contact
Willy Van Tongeren (Mr.)

Participants (17)

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 402 290
Address
Carretera Na-134 Km 50
31570 San Adrián
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Saiz Abajo (Mr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 240 545,45
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jackob Lavan (Mr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 362 011
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bert Lemmens (Mr.)
ASOCIACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DEL SISTEMA PRODUCTIVO VINCULADO A LA AGRICULTURA ONUBENSE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 260 070,58
Address
Calle Dehesa Del Piorno 1
21440 Huelva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rafael Munoz Duque (Mr.)
VEGA MAYOR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 550
Address
Poligono Industrial El Olivo C/2 1
31320 Milagro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Fernández Panizo (Mr.)
VEZET BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 532,50
Address
Debbemeerweg 2
1749 DK Warmenhuizen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurice Meijers (Mr.)
ARISU GIDA DIS TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 90 771,43
Address
Kizilcasogut Beldesi Civril
20600 Denizli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kıvanç Kiper (Mr.)
LOGISTICON WATER TREATMENT B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 233 496
Address
Energieweg 2
2964LE Groot-ammers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natasja Stehouwer (Ms.)
MICROBIOME LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 166 756,52
Address
Sidney Street 80
CT19 6HQ Folkestone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Savelkoul (Prof.)
B.T 9 LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 175 598,32
Address
Industrial Park, Dolev Street 33
24959 Tefen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Schlomi Zait (Mr.)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 230 944
Address
Elektronicaweg 16
2628XG Delft
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst Verschragen (Mr.)
KRONEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 240
Address
Romerstrasse 2A
77694 Kehl
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Lefebvre (Mr.)
MINERVA CONSULTING & COMMUNICATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 103 916,80
Address
Av. De Tervuren 32-34
1040 Brussels
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hinano Spreafico D. F. (Mrs.)
AGRICOLA EL BOSQUE SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 137 020
Address
Calle Fray Junipero Serra 2A 2 C
21002 Huelva
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Ruben Palanco Carrasco (Mr.)
PROVALOR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 188 700
Address
Uitgang 1B
1645 Ursem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paulus Kosters (Mr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 181 810
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emine Aytunga Arik Kibar (Dr.)
DEMOKWEKERIJ BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 124 000
Address
Zwethlaan 52
2675 LB Honselersdijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peet Van Adrichem (Mr.)