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The RESFOOD project, Food for life and the Water European platforms will present cost-effective technologies and strategies to reduce water and resource consumption all along the food supply chain.

Date: 27th October 2015

Place: Brussels

Venue: Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union, Boulevard du Régent 52/Regentlaan 52, 1000 Brussels  Metro Stop: Madou (line 2/6)

Many natural resources are wasted during food production and processing due to lack of technology solutions and knowledge especially by producers and end-users. The  conference will present ready-to-market technological solutions, practices and management strategies across crop cultivation, fresh food processing and waste valorization developed during the three-year RESFOOD project.

The proposed solutions have lead to significant saving in terms of water reuse and nutrient recovery during irrigation, improved monitoring and disinfection techniques of fresh-cut food, up to more efficient and environment-friendly extraction techniques of valuable materials from food by-products. Applicability and cost-effectiveness of these tools and their impact all along the food supply chain will be presented by their own developers to support knowledge transfer and further exploitation.

The conference will include a brokerage session addressing the upcoming Horizon2020 Call on food security and sustainable agriculture with the aim to present a number of project ideas and support consortium building.

The  conference is the closing event of the EU FP7 project RESFOOD and is organised in collaboration with the Food for life and the  Water Supply and Sanitation European technology platforms

RESFOOD «Resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing» is a project funded under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, aiming to achieve maximised resource productivity and recycling and re-use of valuable materials by research and demonstration of the proposed green solutions.





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What Partners think about RESFOOD?

  • Bert Lemmens (VITO)
    “RESFOOD aims to make useful those agricultural and natural resources which are presently wasted.”

  • Kivanc Kiper (ARISU GIDA)
    “RESFOOD aims to promote sustainable production and methods and also the reduction of waste.”

  • Pieter van Staveren (LOGISTICON)
    “RESFOOD is an opportunity to learn and find-out new technologies.”

  • José María Garrido (VEGA MAYOR)
    “The RESFOOD project also tackles the valorisation of vegetable waste streams and resource efficiency during cultivation, by means of the best available technologies and emerging methods.”

  • Bert Lemmens (VITO)
    “RESFOOD Consortium has the added-value to having partners with different ways of thinking and handling technologies.”

  • Willy van Tongeren (TNO)
    “RESFOOD can stimulate new markets and lead new start-ups in industries.”

  • Maarten Uyttebroek (VITO)
    “RESFOOD is a good answer to a new European Bio-Economy.”

  • Pieter van Staveren (LOGISTICON)
    “In the framework of RESFOOD, Logisticon works to develop water treatment technologies to eliminate/minimize health risks in food.”

  • Willy van Tongeren (TNO)
    “RESFOOD is the opportunity to learn from different agriculture technologies and experiences.”

  • Maarten Uyttebroek (VITO)
    “We have to use all our products: that’s the reason why RESFOOD is such an important project. It’s not focusing only on the raw materials but also on the by-products which are wasted by industries.”

  • José María Garrido (VEGA MAYOR)
    “RESFOOD addresses different aspects of the industrial food chain for fruit and vegetables, with a focus on reducing and controlling food safety risks during the washing of vegetables.”

  •  Eva Petri (CNTA)

    “The RESFOOD project aims to answer the needs of the industries of minimally processed vegetables, ensuring the microbiological safety of their products by developing new disinfection techniques and control tools”.




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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 308316