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Gaining health and energy from Lombard Agri food waste (2020-2023)
AgroCycle has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. It applies circular economy initiatives to the agri-food sector and includes over 26 partners from the EU, China and Hong Kong. The purpose of the project was to explore the opportunities for waste valorisation in the agri-food sector and extend the lifespan of agricultural wastes, co-products and by-products (AWCB). The results from AgroCycle can be utilised as a blueprint to advise future EU policy in the agri-food sector, through encouraging the transition to a circular economy. Exergy led the development of biofuels using two different technologies: pyrolysis of agricultural waste and microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology. This research was in collaboration with the University of Sheffield and the University of Bath.
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PHYVER (PHYtochemicals from VEgetables Recycling) – Sustainable recycling of vegetable and fruit wastes to recover phytochemicals with nutraceutical and/or cosmeceutical properties (2019-2021)
Il progetto PHYVER (PHYtochemicals from VEgetables Recycling) ha come scopo il recupero di composti bioattivi da materiale di scarto vegetale prodotto durante la filiera agro-industriale, dalla raccolta in campo fino alla distribuzione.
Referente: Enrico Doria, Daniela Buonocore – Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie