Fruit and Vegetable Waste Valorisation Funding Workshop
28 Febuary - 1 March 2017, Metropole Hotel, Birmingham NEC, Pendingo Way, B40 1PP
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.
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 available here, deadline 9 January.
NIBB Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Careers Fair
12 April 2017, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
Together 6 BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy are organising a high-profile careers fair targeting our Early Career Researcher (ECR) membership to showcase opportunities to work in the Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE) sector. This fair will provide companies and ECRs with an opportunity to meet face to face.
- Space for organisations to exhibit at this exciting event
- Individual employer presentations on career opportunities
- Employer Appointments provide the opportunity for face-to-face discussion, through a scheduled appointment. As well as being good for general profile raising, Employer Appointments provide students with an opportunity to ask the questions relating to their areas of interest
If you are interested in attending or exhibiting at thie event please look at the CBMNet website for more information, this is the NIBB coordinating this event.
Limited travel bursaries will be available for this event for FoodWasteNet members, please get in touch for more information.
Valorisation of Grain, Cereal & Bakery Waste
7 June 2017, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UR
This free-of-charge event aims to examine current and emerging technologies for the valorisation of waste and low value by-products from the primary and secondary processing of cereals, including cereal milling, starch and protein production, and brewing operations. The programme will include case study presentations from academia and industry, focused on two main themes:
- Production of platform chemicals and biofuels through industrial biotechnology
- Extraction of macromolecules and bioactives
All participants are invited to submit an abstract, relevant to the workshop themes, for oral presentation at the meeting, or a title of an offered poster. Limited funding is available to support travel costs of UK based early-career FoodWasteNet members presenting work at the meeting.
Registration open 13 February, deadline 5 April.
Process Design Tools (Intelligen SuperPro) Training
3-4 July 2017, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UR
SuperPro Designer facilitates modeling, evaluation and optimization of integrated processes in a wide range of industries. The combination of manufacturing and environmental operation models in the same package enables the user to concurrently design and evaluate manufacturing and end-of-pipe treatment processes and practice waste minimization via pollution prevention as well as pollution control. This 2-day training offers hands-on experience with tailored food waste case studies for delegates to experience.
This course will be delivered by Alex Koulouris.
Registration for this event is availble here, deadline 27 March.
Total Food 2017
30 October -2 November 2017, Norwich Research Park, Norwich
This will be the 5th in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste.
Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event provides an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organisations.
Themes explored ranged from the adding of value to co-products through to the recovery of energy from waste streams.
Total Food 2017 is organised by staff from the Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research.
While this is not a FoodWasteNet event we will have funding available for this event - more details to follow