FOOD FOR LIFE SPAIN: INNOVATION IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

CYCLALG FINAL EVENT
18/04/2019
EUBCE 2019
02/06/2019

Water2REturn is presented at Food for Life Spain - the Spanish Platform for innovation in the food and beverage industry

Bioazul presented Water2Return project at the Meeting of the Quality, Production and Sustainability Working Group of the Spanish Technological Platform Food for Life Spain on May 24 in Madrid.

The Spanish Technological Platform Food for Life Spain (PTF4LS) is a space dedicated to research, development and innovation (R + D + i) in the Food and Beverage Industry (IAB) through the dissemination of knowledge and of existing opportunities. The PTF4LS facilitates collaboration between companies, technology centers and research, administration and financers in order to generate projects that allow the agri-food industry to be at the forefront of innovation applied to products and processes.

On the platform there are different working groups focused on the different areas of the food industry:

  1. Training and technology transfer.
  2. Food and health.
  3. Quality, production and sustainability.
  4. Food and consumer.
  5. Food security.
  6. Chain management.
  7. HORECA sector (hotels, restaurants and cafés).
  8. Fruit and vegetable sector.
  9. Packaging.
  10. Meat sector.
  11. Milk sector.

The working group on Quality, Production and Sustainability acts on several lines of interest such as flexible and low-cost production, the integration of quality systems and food safety in industries 4.0, sustainable production and consumption, reducing chain loss food, reuse of agro-food effluent resources and wastewater treatment, and finally, sustainable production of biogas and biomethane from organic waste.

Alejandro Caballero, representing Bioazul as general coordinator of the project, was in charge of presenting Water2REturn to the members of this working group. During his speech, he highlighted the benefits of the circular economy of the project where several of those present showed their interest in the technologies dedicated to the treatment of water, sludge and algae.