We help companies to identify the volume and type of side streams. Prevention is the first priority. We identify what products - food, feed, chemicals and materials – can be produced from (unavoidable) waste streams, which technologies can be deployed and how to achieve financial and environmental benefits. We do this, for example, in the EU project Pulp2Value, where we are exploring - together with a dozen companies - new applications for fibres derived from sugar-beet pulp. These include ingredients for detergents, personal care products, paints, coatings and high-performance plastics. Another example is a pilot study in the project CARVE, where we have analysed the impact of recycling of unsold bread on the business of various parties in the bread chain.
In our organization, specialists from different fields are collaborating closely with each other. Our expertise and technology portfolio ranges from pre-treatment and conservation technology, logistics, separation technology, mild conservation and product development to fermentation, biotechnology and chemical modification. This broad approach allows us to support partners throughout the chain – from farmer to retailer and waste processor – to create processing of waste streams towards value added products.