Creating value from crop and food waste
To ensure sustainable growth, Europe is encouraging the replacement of fossil fuel-based products with sustainable alternatives from renewable, biological sources. But how can we supply an increasing world population with food and other bio-based materials from a finite area of agricultural land? Part of the solution must lie in making more from waste. From across Europe, researchers and technologists are developing new ways to produce a wide range of innovative products from unavoidable agricultural, horticultural and food processing waste including functional foods, active packaging, biodegradable materials, fertilisers and biofuels.