Fruit and vegetable supply chains and processing result in a range of substantial co-products and waste streams, the disposal of which is becoming more costly. Many of these co-products and wastes are rich in phytochemicals, flavours, aromas and fibres which have the potential to be exploited for the production of new food and feed ingredients, and related products. Barriers to exploitation include lack of clarity concerning the quantities and availability of such wastes, valorisation technologies, and downstream market opportunities. Finance and legislation are areas which also raise concerns.
The aim of this meeting is to bring together industrialists with fruit and vegetable waste stream challenges, and academics across a range of disciplines. The objective is to hear from organisations and researchers who have experience in addressing such problems, and to provide an opportunity for solutions to be postulated and proposals for obtaining funding.
Speakers will include Paulus Kosters (GreenProtein BV) who will discuss Vegetable co-products: of 15 years of opportunities, challenges and successes, as well as Proof of Concept funding recipients David Gray (University of Nottingham), Peter Kettlewell (Harper-Adams University) and Melville Miles (FreshTime Ltd) who will discuss working as part of academic/industrial collaborations.
In order to aid delegates in developing their ideas, the meeting will be augmented by professional facilitators.
Delegates should be aware of the FoodWasteNet PoC deadline of 20 March when considering a collaboration which could be developed at this meeting, other funders will be available to discuss additional funding opportunities.
Registration and accommodation will be free to FoodWasteNet members. Non-members can join FoodWasteNet (http://www.foodwastenet.org/register/). Membership is free-of-charge.
Registration deadline is midnight 9am Monday 9 Jan 2017.
Terms and conditions
- Open to FoodWasteNet members only.
- Submission of an application to attend this workshop does not constitute a confirmed place.
- If you are successful in your Network event application, you will receive a confirmatory email, followed by full attendance details by 30 January 2017
- To accept a confirmed place on the workshop, you must respond by 6 February 2017.
- The workshop will be free to attend and will include free accommodation as advertised. Refreshments will be fully provided as appropriate.
- Attendees will be responsible for any travel and subsistence costs incurred up to the point of their arrival at the event venue and for their return journey at the end of the event.
- The Network will not be held liable for any costs incurred by you prior to a confirmed place being awarded.
- The Network will not be held liable for costs incurred due to circumstances outside of our control, such as transport delays or late changes in venue availability.
- We understand that sometimes cancellations are unavoidable, but we ask that you inform us as soon as you are aware of a problem, so that your place can be awarded to somebody else. Charges may be incurred in the event of un-informed non-attendance (£150 to cover full registration costs).
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Deriving increased value from food waste and by-products
Food-processing waste and by-products are potentially rich sources of feedstock for the production of higher value products including platform & fine chemicals, composites, bioplastics and food ingredients. Making products from food-processing waste reduces impact on the environment, reduces our reliance on oil and boosts the UK economy
Some companies have already developed exciting new products derived from food waste. FoodWasteNet aims to build on this success.
Join FoodWasteNet and enjoy a range of excellent benefits
- Access to funding to help solve business challenges
- Engagement with an innovative community
- Free of charge events
Register as a member at www.foodwastenet.org/register/
Further information from Network Manager, Vicki Aldmington (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Food Waste Network (FoodWasteNet) is a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funded Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB).