CEN Workshop on 'Guidelines for characterization of extracts for the recycling/upcycling of organic agrifood wastes'

This workshop is motivated by the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 AGRO2CIRCULAR project (TERRITORIAL CIRCULAR SYSTEMIC SOLUTION FOR THE UPCYCLING OF RESIDUES FROM THE AGRIFOOD SECTOR), whose general objective is the implementation of the first territorial systemic solution for the upcycling of most relevant residues in the agrifood sector (fruits&vegetables and plastic multilayers) into high added value products, powered by a digital tool and constructed upon a systemic approach with high replicable/scalable potential.

Within this global aim, AGRO2CIRCULAR sets the objective of valorising fruits & vegetables wastes by green routes to obtain bioactives for the production of nutraceuticals, functional foods, and cosmetics.

The suitability of the extracts obtained from the agrifood wastes to be valorised into different products depends on the raw material and the extraction routes of the bioactive compounds. The development of these standardized methods or guidelines will facilitate to systematically compare results across extraction technologies and different raw materials and will allow the end-users of the extracts to evaluate their suitability for the specific final products.


The workshop will create a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) with the proposed title: Guidelines for characterization of extracts for the recycling/upcycling of organic agrifood wastes.


The secretariat of the CEN Workshop is held by UNE, and the secretary is Ana Benedicto Cordoba.


Requests to participate in the Workshop and/or comments on the project plan are to be submitted by 2024-04-01 to the secretary of the workshop (abenedicto@une.org). You are kindly requested to use the commenting and registration form below.


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