TOUR AGRIFOOD 1, LLEIDAAgrifood
Visit to Mahou San Miguel factory in Lleida following the beer manufacturing process, from raw materials to the moment of consumption of our products. During the tour we will comment on the actions, both ours and those of our value chain collaborators, taken for the efficient use of resources, the eco-design of packaging materials and processes, as well as the reduction of the impact on logistics movements. Finally, we will explain how we will face the environmental challenges of our sector in the coming years to meet and support the objectives of the European Green Pact.
Research programmes located in Fruitcentre are currently working on the development of strategies to reduce fruit and vegetables losses and waste as well as to re-use some of this waste or related by-products in the development of new products with added value. The research is focused in different strategies aligned with the bioeconomy concepts: the reduction of fruits and vegetables wastes through food processing; potential source of food ingredients based on wastes and by-products from agriculture; use of antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds, protein ingredient, colorant, aroma or texturizer are some of the properties which could be evaluated and use to design food formulations to put into market.
Raimat is a paradigm of sustainability in the Wine Industry, with a more than one-hundred years of history Raimat puts together sustainability, legacy and innovation. Raimat is a 3.000ha land planted of vineyard, which provides high quality wines and takes care of his extraordinary natural richness while boosting the local economy.
At the DBA Centre - University of Lleida we develop and transfer technology in the field of circular bioeconomy. The main areas of expertise include:
1.- The use wood biomass, agro-food residues or manure to obtain different kinds of product
2.- The valorisation of used clothes and fabrics.
3.- The use of (bio)plastics in agriculture and the assessment of their short and long term effect on soils and crops.
4.- The development and application of circularity indicators to compare different processes.
We are involved in the Circular Bioeconomy Hub of Catalonia promoted by several organism in our region.