GAIKER Technological Centre is leading a European project on evaluating the uses for agricultural food residues. The project analyses the generation of residues in the meat, fish, milk products, wine production and processed vegetable sectors and the uses to which these are put in other sectors.
In Europe 220 million tons of agrifood residues and by-products are generated each year from industrial processes). This study, led by Gaiker, points to the great possibilities of putting these residues to good use for obtaining biofuels, fertilisers and organic additives or high-value chemical and food products, amongst other things.
Spain, moreover, is one of the four European countries which generate most organic residues, (8% of European total), thus making it an ideal place to carry out such a study.
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