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Project Cycle 2013-2017: Total utilization of raw materials in the supply chain for food with a bio-economical perspective

Eilertsen, Aleksander; Aursand, Marit and Carvajal, Ana Karina (Eds.) (2017) Project Cycle 2013-2017: Total utilization of raw materials in the supply chain for food with a bio-economical perspective. SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway.

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The CYCLE project aimed at upcycling food industry co-streams in the value chains for pelagic fish, chicken, vegetables and potatoes, where new utilisations may increase benefits and economic profit. Project partners from Norwegian industry participated actively, e.g. to test new technologies for conserving food co-streams for animal feed. E.g., discarded potatoes were compacted and wrapped in plastic to achieve a long shelf-life due to fermentation by lactic acid bacteria. CYCLE was an interdisciplinary project with a bio-economic perspective, studying both marine and agricultural value chains. The project conducted several studies to improve the resource utilization in Norwegian food chains by developing novel technology and innovative, sustainable approaches. CYCLE integrated disciplines such as food safety, sustainability, sensor & automation technology, logistics and animal nutrition. Food co-streams being not appropriate for human food consumption were utilised as feed, fertilizers or energy. Recycling of local resources is of special interest in organic farming, where organic matter and nutrients should circulate in the farming system, producing a surplus to be sold as food. Current linear, industrially designed food models should be replaced by cycling systems. In cooperation with NIBIO, NORSØK lead a work package on feed and fertilisers. Hydrolysation of chicken feathers, and hydrothermal carbonification of residues after anaerobic digestion to produce biochar for soil amendment are two examples of CYCLE activities managed by NIBIO and NORSØK.

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:SINTEFCYCLE, recycling, upcycling, food, value chains
Subjects: Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Food systems
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: Norway > NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Norway > SINTEF
Norway > NORSØK - Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture
Related Links:https://www.norsok.no/prosjekter/2016/full-utnyttelse-av-restrastoffer-i-viktige-matvarekjeder-cycle
Deposited By: Løes, Anne-Kristin
ID Code:32704
Deposited On:28 Feb 2018 09:31
Last Modified:29 May 2018 07:38
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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