Let’s talk rubbish: creating value from crop and food waste.

Date: 11th July

Time: 8:45am–10:00am

Price: €100

Venue: Toulouse, France

Address: Pierre Baudis Congress Centre, Toulouse, France

We are holding a panel discussion at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), the largest interdisciplinary forum on science and innovation in Europe, 9-14 July 2018 in Toulouse, European City of Science.

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.

The ESOF panel – including representatives from two EU-funded projects; Agrimax and Agrocycle will consist of:

Professor Stefaan De Neve, Gent University (Agrimax)

Dr Thomas Oldfield, University College Dublin (Agrocycle)

Dr. Stephan Piotrowski, Nova-Institut

The session will be facilitated by Elspeth Bartlet, BioVale. The audience will be invited to explore the issues around value from agri-food waste with the speakers. If you would like to submit a question to one of the panel lists, please email it to emma.needham@biovale.org

Part of the Euroscience Open Forum. One-day registration to ESOF is €100. Register for ESOF 2018.

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Created in 2004 by EuroScience, with the support of the European Commission, ESOF 2018 Toulouse is locally led by the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées.