• Benefits of FoodWasteNet Membership
    Find out more about the benefits of FoodWasteNet membership.
  • Interested in forging new collaborations?
    Our Consortium Building Fund is now open!
  • New Resources Page
    We have added new pages to our website highlighting relevant documents, links and sources of external funding.
  • Courtauld 2025
    We have signed up as an engagement signatory to The Courtauld Commitment 2025, an ambitious voluntary agreement that brings together organisations across the food system

Welcome to FoodWasteNet

FoodWasteNet is an active community of industrial practitioners and academic scientists. The network aims to realise the potential of using food waste and by-products to produce renewable chemicals & biomaterials with added value and market potential. We will do this by:

  • Encouraging collaboration between researchers & industrialists
  • Identifying suitable: feedstocks, novel products and product applications
  • Facilitating the development of scalable technologies based on industrial biotechnology and process engineering for sustainable production

FoodWasteNet is funded by the BBSRC and hosted by University of Reading