Economic valuation of food by-products: Biorefinery and New bio-based products
We obtain commercial value compounds from food by-products for use in food, for their use as bioenergy or biomaterial.
We offer developments, strategies and processes to obtain commercial value compounds or increased economic-environmental value of products, compounds, substances or molecules based on underused food fractions (surplus, losses and waste, discards, by-products and co-products) for their use as an ingredient, additive, raw material or intermediate material in food for humans, animal feed, bio-energies or bio-materials.
To do so, we offer:
Preparation of integral operating plans
Design and dimensioning of the storage, collection, transport and logistics systems. Advanced by-product treatment / processing for its economic valuation. Technical and economic study of the most profitable scenarios and circular economy in the short and/or long term.
Feasible extraction of bio-based products
Obtaining of high value-added products for health (high value compounds, functional ingredients, etc.) based on by-products. Design of biorefinery processes. Obtaining high value-added products through bio-conversion. Pre-industrial validation of products and obtaining processes.
Food waste reduction
Development and application of solutions to take advantage of food waste in all of the stages of the food chain.
|PROJECT||BY-PRODUCT VALORIZED||NEW PRODUCT / SOLUTION OBTAINED|
|WASEABI||Seafood side-streams||• Bioactive peptides for nutraceutical, food and feed applications|
• Protein-based food ingredients
• Savoury ingredients and mineral supplements for food and feed
|ECOFFEED||Coffee by-products||• Animal feed ingredient.|
|SEA2LAND||Fisheries wastes||• Bio-based fertilizers|
|CLEANFEED||Vegetal mix wastes mainly from markets and supermarkets||• Safe animal feed meal|
• Validated system to separate plastic form organic fraction
|VALORLACT||Whey generated by the dairy industry||• Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC-35)|
• A whey drink with orange juice
• A sliceable cheese analogue
• Cheese-flavoured sauce for salads and meat dishes.
• Soluble chocolate flavoured powder to be dissolved in water or milk
|PROVALUE||Food by-products||• Data Base of agrifood waste recovery technologies|
• Animal feed
|DISCARDLESS||Fish discards||• Guide for the selection of valorisation options of by-catches|
• Fish meal
• Fish hydrolyzed protein
|NAMASTE||Vegetal by-product||• Several snacks from citrus by-products|
• A citrus-based monodose beverage
• Two citrus paste-based filled bakery products
• A bakery product based on pre-fermented wheat bran
• Two citrus-based instant desserts
• Citrus fibre
|SUMO||Olive oil by-products||• Poliphenols rich extract|
|GISWASTE||All food by-products||• GIS based decision making tool for best by-products valorisation alternatives|
|FISH recovery||Fish by-products from retail||• New retro-logistics system to reduce valorization costs|
|BREWERY||Brewery by-products||• Aquaculture feed|
Vegetal mix by-product
Brewer spent grain
|• Microalgae rich in fatty acids|
• Protein-rich fungi
|ALGABERRI||Microalgae||• New ingredients and active compounds|