Upcycling Community acceleration session

Fact and knowledge based decision making as pre-condition for a ‘circular design of food’

Upcycling Community partners or on invitation only

In collaboration with the Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Qing and Amsterdam Data Collective, Foodvalley NL offers the Upcycling Community partners an acceleration session; ‘Fact and knowledge based decision making as pre-condition for a ‘circular design of food’.

The use of data and data modelling for exchange of information about the value of sidestreams and upcycled ingredients and production processes, are an essential condition for developing new value chain relations on more circular food concepts.

Adding processing steps like drying, refining and/or preserving techniques to make agrifood sidesteams suitable and attractive for upcycling towards food, can be associated with more costs, higher carbon and water footprint and a loss of total usable nutrients.

In order to make the right decisions with respect to the valorisation of sidestreams or purchasing of circular ingredients, AI models and scenario studies can help the transition thinking. Data and data modelling can also play a key role in accelerating the testing of upcycled ingredients in a product development phase.

Together with the partners of the Upcycling Community, we debate about the potential value of data and data exchange. The varying business perspectives and interests on the role of data will be the key point for discussion, and will represented by the different type of partners in our Upcycling Community. Are you not a Upcycling Community Partner yet but want to join this session? Please contact Caroline Duivenvoorden, Programme Manager Circular Agrifood.


Preliminary Programme

15.00 - 15.15 CEST Jolijn Zwart- van Kessel and Caroline Duivenvoorden – Foodvalley NL. Introduction on the theme and the next steps connected to the activities within the Upcycling Community of Foodvalley NL.
15.15 - 15.30 CEST Bert Dijkink – Food Technology scientist Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

About the insights generated by the Food in Box project and the Procestimeter tool of the WUR. Focussing on the different trade-off associated with the valorization of side streams. Like type of processing steps and impact on costs, carbon & water footprint and quality of upcycled ingredients. Also more information about a public private partnership on AI based decision support systems for sidesteam valorization will be given.

15.30 - 15.45 CEST Q&A with partners of the Upcycling Community
15.45 – 16.15 CEST Bram de Vrught – Managing Director Qing

Interactive ‘consulting session’ with Bram de Vrught of Qing about the potential value of digitalising food processing operations and collaboration within the value chain.

16.15 – 16.30 CEST Upcycling Community partner - Amsterdam Data Collective

How to handle data? According to Amsterdam Data Collective, data need to be structured, analysed and governed in a way that it can be shared on different levels within the value chain. Data privacy is an important aspect.

16.30 – 16.45 CEST Q&A with partners of the Upcycling Community
16.45 – 17.00 CEST ‘Walk in’ for interested external participants. Break out sessions per speaker, with statements.
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