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The Technion Society of the Netherlands is pleased to announce the cooperation between TNO and the Technion

The Technion Society of the Netherlands is pleased to announce the cooperation between TNO and the Technion
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Monday, 14 January 2013 17:13

tno-tsn    18 partners from 6 different countries are working in the same team in the European project RESFOOD. The ultimate target of the team is the development and transfer of innovative technolo- gies for resource efficient and safe food production and processing in the main parts of the food chain: Horticulture (focus: soil based cultivation and soilless cultivation), Food Processing (focus: fresh cut fruits/vegetables and canning) and Biomass wastes from horticulture, food processing and retail.

    Many natural resources (water, minerals in fertilizers, soil, biomass and energy) are used in crop cultivation and food processing and additionally significant amounts of biowastes are produced. Besides huge water and energy losses, 20 - 50 % of the nutrients and 30 % of all food produced in Europe is lost and wasted.

RESFOOD addresses the essential topics in the food chain towards resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing, leading to:

  • Reduced use of resources input by recycling and reuse (Nutrients, Water, Energy)
  • Maximized resource productivity (Nutrients, Energy, Biomass)
  • Recovery of valuable bio-based compounds
  • Increase of food safety through efficient environmental friendly disinfection strategies and new fast detection  

    TNO (Willy van Tongeren) coordinates this 3-year project with a budget of about 6 M€. TNO research work in RESFOOD is focused on innovative food processing and horticulture.

    The main role of the Technion team (Dr. Ester Segal and her group at the department of Biotechnology and Food engineering) is the development of advanced rapid detection methods and tools to secure food safety at different stages of horticulture and processing.

 

 

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