Even though the problem of resource depletion of our planet is getting increasingly worse, about 15% of the input of agro-food industry is discarded, causing expensive management and disposal issues. According to the Circular Economy principles and to the Sustainable Development Goals promoted by the United Nations in the context of the 2030 Agenda, these problems can be faced by giving more value to wastage, turning it into inputs to innovative supply chains: the biorefineries.
The project aims to:
– ENHANCE scraps form agro-food industries to produce chemical compounds and materials used by non-food and non-feed industrial sectors;
– DEVELOP a groundbreaking industrial system that minimises the production of by-products and co-products destined to landfill.