Explanation model circular economy in food

To extract the maximum value from waste streams, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research establishes a link between food and non-food chains, which are inextricably linked within a circular economy.

After all, when growing food crops and producing food, there is always a portion left over that is unsuitable for consumption, such as stalks and peelings. These waste streams can serve as a sustainable source of raw materials for biobased products, thereby providing environmental benefits and added value.

Our services

In order to successfully valorise a waste stream, several steps are required to turn an idea into a marketable product. The experts at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research can provide support during this process, if required.

Technology and expertise portfolio

Specialists in a variety of disciplines collaborate closely at Wageningen University & Research. Our portfolio of technology and expertise ranges from pre-processing and storage technology to logistics and separation and fractionation technology, and from mild preservation and product development to fermentation, biotechnology, chemical modification and analysis technologies. As a result, we can support the entire chain – from farmers to retailers and waste processors – in the high-quality processing of waste streams.

Example projects

Would you like to know more about the possibilities for your waste streams? If so, please contact us.