Unavoidable food waste in Yorkshire: opportunities to add value.

Date: 22nd March

Time: 10:00am–1:00pm

Price: Free of charge

Venue: Holiday Inn York

Address: Tadcaster Road York YO24 1QF

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The BioVale Value from Unavoidable Food Waste Special Interest Group (VFW SIG) has been working with the University of York to map and identify opportunities for added value from food manufacturing waste in Yorkshire.

This meeting aims to present the results of this work and draw together food manufacturers who have unavoidable waste with technology providers who can use that waste to make useful products as well as funders who can help support innovation projects.

The optional afternoon session is an open innovation event, focusing on developing projects and technologies to add value to poultry waste and by-products of fresh produce.

Fully booked (please email: info@biovale.org to be added to the waiting list)

Morning session: Presentation of mapping results and innovation opportunities

10.00 Registration, coffee and networking

10.30 Peter Ball, University of York: welcome

10.40 Elspeth Bartlet, BioVale and Tim Morley, Know Innovation: introduction to the day

11.10 Anne O’Brien, Anthesis Ltd: review of results from food waste mapping exercise

11.30 Alexander Setchfield, Biorenewables Development Centre: view of opportunities to add value to waste from poultry raising, fresh produce and farinaceous products

11.50 Table discussions

12.00 Plenary discussion

12.30 Networking lunch


Optional afternoon session: Facilitated innovation project development workshop

13.30 Offers of funding for innovation

13.40 Presentation by poultry farmer on waste issues

13.55 Short presentations by innovation and technology providers

14.30 Tea break

14.45 Facilitated discussions

15.45 Feedback

16.05 Next steps

16.15 Depart