We invite you to the AgriChemWhey & KARMA2020 WORKSHOP on Symbiotic industrial and agricultural value chain & valorisation of agro-food waste into biopolymers for packaging, what can be done in Wallonia? Lessons from the EU projects AgriChemWhey and KARMA2020.
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Thursday 9 May 2019 at 15:30
Venue : Point centre, Avenue Georges Lemaître 19B, 6041 Charleroi – Belgium
The EU-funded project AgriChemWhey (ACW) (22 million euros BBI funding) aims at tackling the whey disposal issues faced by the milk industry by converting whey low value residues into high value bio-based chemicals at industrial scale, including lactic acid and polylactic acid for packaging. In the framework of the conferences, ACW (www.agrichemwhey.com) is holding a workshop, in collaboration with the EU KARMA2020 project (http://www.karma2020.eu/) around the potential to build symbiotic agro-industrial value chains in Wallonia and thus replicate the projects in the region. Through this workshop, both projects are willing to interact with local stakeholders in Wallonia and from abroad to disseminate good practices, to connect the agro-food and polymer industry sector and to eventually valorise agro-food waste into high added value molecules.
> Introduction & round table
> Lessons learnt and good practices regarding the symbiotic value chain building: KARMA2020 & AgriChemWhey
> Workshop around the potential in Wallonia for “the Valorisation of agro-food waste into biopolymers and the development of symbiotic industrial and agricultural value chain”.
> Conclusion The workshop is meant for anyone willing to contribute to the building of such a symbiotic agricultural and industrial value chain, i.e. agro-food industries facing issues related to waste and/or packaging; technology provider for biomass transformation, polymer industry or anyone willing to support the local bio-based economy.
It is open to Walloon players and other stakeholders aiming at opportunities for collaborations in Belgium. Register NOW to the workshop here.
More information: email@example.com (AgriChemWhey), firstname.lastname@example.org (KARMA2020)
We took advantage of the well-established two-days GreenWin’s International conferences Green Chemistry – White biotechnologies dedicated to the eco-circularity of (bio-)polymers*, to add this event focused on two significant EU-funded initiatives. * If interested, you can register here to the International Conferences as well.
AgriChemWhey has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 744310. KARMA2020 has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement n° 723268 09/05/2019