Joint African-European Research & Innovation Agenda on Waste Management

Joint African-European Research & Innovation Agenda on Waste Management


24 – 25 June 2013. Addis Abeba. Joint African-European Research & Innovation Agenda on Waste Management. The workshop on Waste as a Resource was organised by the EC (DG Research).

The objective of the Addis Ababa workshop was to generate three main outputs:

  1. Mapping the challenges related to solid waste management, recycling and recovery of raw materials in Africa and Europe 
  2. Identifying innovative research, technical, policy and business ideas that can help tackle these challenges. 
  3. Forming partnerships between researchers, policy-makers and waste operators around these innovations.

Final Report
Presentation by Frans Beckers
Presentation by Linda Godfrey
Presentation by Luisa Prista
Presentation by Marijk Huysman
Presentation by Michael Kabungo
Presentation by Vicky Onderi.

Related: Theme-7-KBBE-Biowaste for sustainable production Building Scientific Capacity through Turning Bio-waste into Sustainable Products (Biowaste4SP): Development of appropriate Conversion Technologies applicable in Developing Countries
 

See also: Power Point Presentation of Andrew Gidamis – Biowaste4SP at the Global Science Collaboration: Science Capacity Building & the Implications for the Development Process. 27 June to 28 June. Location: Irish Embassy.







Related:

FP7-KBBE-2-2-3 Food Processing: Sustainable Production of Functional and Safe Feed from Food Waste

EC CONTRIBUTION: € 2,999,257.00
DURATION: 42 months
PROJECT START DATE: August 2012
LIST OF PARTNERS
  1. ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION (ES)
  2. VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V. (BE)
  3. UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA (IT)
  4. NUTRITION SCIENCES NV (BE)
  5. IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH (DE)
  6. EKO DENGE CEVRESEL EKONOMIK SOSYAL ARASTIRMA DANISMANLIK MUHENDISLIK PROJE INSAAT TICARET VE MUMESSILLIK LIMITED SIRKETI (TR)
  7. KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (ES)
  8. BAUERNKASEREI WOLTERS GMBH (DE)
  9. VERTECH GROUP SARL (FR)
  10. EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK (BE)
  11. PROVALOR BV (NL)
  12. AQON WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH (DE)
The main focus of NOSHAN is to investigate the process and technologies needed to use food waste for feed production at low cost, low energy consumption and with maximal valorisation of starting wastes materials. Nutritional value and functionality according to animal needs as well as safety and quality issues will be investigated and address as main leading factors for the feed production using food derived (fruit/plant and dairy). According to this not only wastes will be characterized for their nutritional potential, but suitable technologies to stabilize them and convert them into suitable raw materials for bulk feed will be researched. 
Two different groups of activities will be thus addressed: 
  • From one side, replacement of bulk feed ingredients (constituting up to 90-95% of feed weight) will be studied from the starting waste materials. These bulk materials could cope part of the huge amounts of food waste generated in Europe. 
  • From the other side, the valorisation of active ingredients as well as the upgrade of waste into more valuable feed additives will be studied. The later constitute approximately the half of the feed cost.
The main expected result of NOSHAN project is the creation of a broad portfolio of valorised wastes for feed production. In this sense, a selection of wastes according to their potential nutritional properties, quantities produced, seasonality, possibility of stabilisation, safety and regulatory issues, cost and logisitics will be performed during the fi rst phase of the project.
In addition, a number of wastes will be studied in NOSHAN from the beginning of the project due to their great importance for European Agriculture production or to their nutritional composition. In order to improve nutritional content of feed and be able to fulfi l animal needs, waste will be treated alone or mixed with other waste looking for complementation and synergistic effects. The characterisation at molecular level of the diff erent waste streams will allow providing the best technology for the best raw material to obtain the desired nutritional/functional properties. 
See blogpost: Sub Sahara African involvement in FP7 projects: Theme 2 “Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies

Related:
Global Waste Management Outlook Initial Consultation
8-9 July 2013. Paris, France. The UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), in collaboration with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), is leading the development of the Global Waste Management Outlook as a tool to provide an authoritative overview and analysis of policy instruments and resources for waste management, and recommendations for action. An initial consultation meeting will gather experts from governments, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, academia and public interest groups, to discuss development of the Outlook.

read more: http://africasd.iisd.org/events/global-waste-management-outlook-initial-consultation/

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