High Potential Technologies for Ireland’s Bioenergy Sector
Tom Oldfield of UCD attended a workshop in Thurles, Ireland hosted by the EU project, AgriForValor (http://www.agriforvalor.eu/). The focus of the workshop was torrefaction and pyrolysis, and brought together over 80 attendees, including, academia, farmers, foresters, industry and policy makers from across Ireland. Three presenters shared their experience in developing their novel waste valorisation technologies, […]
AgroCycle Protocol Rules (APR) for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment applied to agri-food waste and by-product valorization (processes and products)
This document provides AgroCycle Protocol Rules (APR) for an assessment framework for the sustainability performance of agri-food waste and by-product valorization (both processes and products are covered by this protocol). This APR is suitable for application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methods to evaluate both the technology (e.g. anaerobic digestion, fermentation) and valorized product (e.g. […]
AgroCycle Chinese Partners Meeting Beijing.
On Nov. 22, 2016, CAU hosted the AgroCycle China Partners meeting. Project Coordinator Prof. Shane Ward, the CAU and NJTECH teams attended the meeting. Prof. Jia Honghua from NJTECH and Prof. Han Lujia from CAU presented their progress to date in AgroCycle.
Putting Food Waste to Work
AgroCycle’s Professor Shane Ward was invited to speak at the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) this year. The DIF is an online, open access event which takes place over a three-week period around the world that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing – what do I need to know, experience and do?”. […]
Putting Food Waste to Work – Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) 2016
“When food is wasted, all of the time, energy, and other inputs (natural and artificial) that went into its production are lost. The economic loss is felt at every step in the value chain, and the losses are amplified if we fail to make productive use of that food waste. In living systems, the […]
Exergy and Nanjing Tech University meeting on Biofuels production
On October 26th, Jose Molto and Rocio Roldan, both chemical engineers at Exergy Ltd (Coventry, UK), had their first meeting with Dr. Xiaoyu Yong, lecturer in College of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering at Nanjing Tech University (China) to discuss technical aspects linked with the production of electricity through microbial fuel cells (MFC) from agrofood wastes (AFW). […]
2016 EPA Annual Information Day on H2020 SC5
On the 7th October, Eoin White represented the AgroCycle project at the 2016 Annual Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 held in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The main aim of the event was to promote and disseminate Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Opportunities amongst the […]
New Open Access Article in Nature
Mesfin T. Gebremikael (PhD) – Department of Soil Management Ghent University – recently had his article on ‘Nematodes enhance plant growth and nutrient uptake under C and N-rich conditions’ published in Nature. “Abstract The role of soil fauna in crucial ecosystem services such as nutrient cycling remains poorly quantified, mainly because of the overly reductionistic approach […]
SuperBIO workshop: Valorization of Residues from Intensive Horticulture
On Monday, 12th September 2016, Dr. Caitlin Burns presented at the Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) workshop on “Waste valorization of intensive horticulture: a business opportunity for companies bio-based” in the University of Seville which had more than 30 attendees. The workshop was part of the Superbio European project, an initiative funded by Horizon 2020 (H2020) […]
Utilising Agri-food Waste – Barriers & Opportunities
We are looking for stakeholder views operating in the EU (UK included) across the supply chain – from farm to processing/manufacture, logistics, storage, and retail. We want to know what actions are necessary to recycle and valorise more AWCB. You’re opinions are vital to help develop the utilisation of agri-food wastes, for a future circular bioeconomy. Complete our online survey here.