Each year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost globally. In order to enable a sustainable development of the food system, the EU and Member States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in September 2015, which include a target to halve per-capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, while reducing food losses along the food production and supply chains.
In Europe, the majority of food waste occurs at the consumption stage, but in India most of the loss occurs at the post-harvest stage due to improper handling and cold chain management.
Coordinated by SINTEF Ocean, ReValue aims to examine how improved cold chain management and the efficient conversion of rest raw materials and wash water into value-added protein and oil ingredients can help to reduce food losses. Surimi is selected in ReValue because various whitefish species can be used to make Surimi and thus the technologies developed in ReValue could be applied to a wide range of fish rest raw materials.
To read more about the project, check out the article in Norwegian SciTech News here.
Video and programme from the ReValue webinar Towards Sustainable Seafood Supply Chain in India:
The webinar is hosted by BITS Pilani (India) and focusses on energy efficient, integrated and responsive supply chain design for the seafood sector. Speakers include researchers and industry from Norway, India and USA.
Video recording from the ReValue International Webinar on Circular Economy: