Our Projects

Agrimax  Developing and demonstrating the production of multiple, high-value products from crop and food-processing waste. Around one-third of all food produced each year is wasted. Agrimax will build two pilot biorefineries where leftovers from tomato, cereal, potato and olive will be converted into valuable products for the packaging, food and farming sectors.        In addition, [...]

Agrocycle Sustainable techno-economic solutions for the agricultural value chain Continuing population and consumption growth are driving global food demand, with agricultural activity increasing to keep pace. Europe has a major agricultural waste problem, generating some 700 million tonnes of waste annually. There is an urgent need and huge opportunity to address the efficient use of [...]

AP-Waste The solution to single-use agricultural plastics IRIS Technology Solutions participates in AP-Waste, a pioneering project in Spain coordinated by Asaja to valorise and manage single-use agro-plastic (AP) waste, through the combination of insects and microorganisms. The waste generated is a major environmental burden and has a major impact on national horticultural activity. Around 950,000 ha of agricultural land and the rural [...]

 BabySafe  Light-based decontamination system for baby formula Powdered infant formula is the most widespread and established alternative to the breastfeeding of the newborn. Despite preservation steps during production illnesses caused by contaminated formula as a result of Salmonella spp., Cronobacter sakazakii have been reported, which can often lead to brain damage or death in babies [...]

 Crystalvis PAT system for tracking crystallisation in the pharma sector An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is the substance in a pharmaceutical drug that has pharmacological activity. The crystallisation process is a critical step in the API manufacturing process and for delivering “product” in its final form, with some 70 % of products going through a [...]

Dafia Bio-macromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications Municipal solids waste (MSW) are collected by municipalities and represents more than 500 kg/capita (EU-27 average), 300 million tonnes overall every year in the EU-32. Currently, approximately 50% of this volume is landfilled. More than 1.3 million tonnes of Marine [...]

Datamine Advanced Data Modeling and Analysis Applied to next Generation Industry 4.0 settings and the Internet of Things The goal of the DataMining4.0 project is to identify the most promising data mining techniques and its applications in the context of Industry4.0, where incorporation of “intelligent” techniques in industrial processes is a central theme, and to [...]

Decoat Recycling of coated and painted textile and plastic materials The main goal of DECOAT is to enable circular use of textiles and plastic parts with (multilayer) ‘coatings’, which are typically not recyclable yet. These ‘coatings’ comprise functional and performance coatings and paints as well as adhesion layers. Therefore, novel triggerable smart polymer material systems [...]

 Durawood Plasma treatment to enhance coated wood durability For wood to compete with other materials and be attractive to customers, the durability of treated wood facades of at least 5-8 years renovation-free should be guaranteed. New EC legislation (2004/42/EC) requires the replacement of solvent-borne coating systems with water-borne coatings for outdoor wood preservation purposes. Wooden [...]