Valorisation Resources

Useful Tools

 

Business Case Toolkit

Business Case Toolkit to support informed decision-making regarding the valorisation of food wastes and by-products that are produced by food and drink manufacturers.

Waste and by-products mapping tool Mapping tool to identify wastes and by-products and the stages at which they are generated through the manufacturing process.

Reports

Dairy Mapping: Summary of sources of dairy wastes and by-products

Audio presentation report summarising a mapping exercise carried out across 16 products types within the dairy sector to identify the wastes and by-products generated within the dairy manufacturing process with the aim of determining where there is the greatest potential to minimise wastes and by-products through process changes or valorisation

Innovation and valorisation – appraisal of options for deriving value from dairy wastes

Presentation report providing valorisation options for acid whey, salty whey and milk separator desludge. These range from food ingredients and nutraceuticals through to fermentation and algae- derived products, and explains how these are evolving into value-added uses.

Getting more value from surplus and waste – Bakery sector

Report that looks at the unavoidable surplus in the bakery sector and looks to maximise the value of the resource embodied in it. The key opportunities identified are: production of high value chemicals & pharmaceuticals; beer; and pet food.

Getting more value from surplus and waste – Cider Sector

Report looks at the unavoidable surplus in the cider product sector and looks to maximise the value of the resource embodied in it. The key opportunities identified are: production of Ciderkin; flavour/aroma compounds: extraction and use in cider; pet food ingredient; herbal/fruit tea ingredient; and extraction of high value chemicals: pectin.

Getting more value from surplus and waste – Fresh produce sector

Report looks at the unavoidable surplus in the fresh produce sector and looks to maximise the value of the resource embodied in it. The key opportunities identified are:  dried/pelletized carrots (to be used in pet food industry, as a dietary fibre and composite material); pet food ingredient;  colourants; composite material (nano-cellulose fibres to be used in: paints and coatings, personal care, home care, cosmetics, concrete, drilling fluids)

Event presentations, notes and recordings

New Business from Bakery Surplus and Waste Valorisation Recording of the March 2018 bakery valorisation webinar, providing an overview of the concept of food waste and by-product valorisation, waste mapping and methodologies, a summary of bakery waste and surplus dough valorisation options and some pointers on the available support for bakery businesses in Wales.  Audience: those in the bakery industry who are taking their first steps in exploring valorisation opportunities.
New Business from Fresh Produce Surplus and Waste Valorisation Recording of the March 2018 fresh produce valorisation webinar, providing an overview of the concept of food waste and by-product valorisation, waste mapping and methodologies, a summary of fresh produce waste valorisation options for carrots and parsnips and some pointers on the available support for growers and businesses in the fresh produce sector in Wales.  Audience: those in the fresh produce industry who are taking their first steps in exploring valorisation opportunities.
New Business from Brewery Waste Valorisation Recording of the May 2018 brewery valorisation webinar, providing an overview of the concept of food waste and by-product valorisation, waste mapping and methodologies, a summary of brewing waste valorisation options for cider and some pointers on the available support for breweries in Wales.  Audience: those in the brewery sector who are taking their first steps in exploring valorisation opportunities.
New Business from Dairy Waste Valorisation – Introduction Recording of October 2017 dairy valorisation options webinar, focused on three dairy waste streams – salty whey, acid whey and separator desludge.  Audience: those in the dairy industry with a pre-existing knowledge of valorisation.
New Business from Dairy Waste Valorisation – Detailed options appraisals for three common dairy waste streams Recording of November 2017 dairy valorisation options webinar, providing an overview of the concept of food waste and by-product valorisation, waste mapping and valorisation methodologies, a summary of dairy waste valorisation options and some pointers on the available support for dairy manufacturing businesses in Wales.  Audience: those in the dairy industry who are taking their first steps in exploring valorisation opportunities.
FoodWasteNet event Methodology and bakery valorisation presentation delivered at a FoodWasteNet event in June 2017.
Valorisation workshop York November 2016 summary Notes from a valorisation workshop that took place in November 2016, including links to presenters’ websites.

Case studies, demonstrating valorisation in action

Q-Milk case study C2025 valorisation case study: sour milk is valorised into fibres for fabric
Revive case study C2025 valorisation case study: extracting oils from used coffee grounds and turning them into a bio-fertiliser
Waitrose case study C2025 valorisation case study: how Waitrose turns lower-quality peas and lentils into packaging

Further information

Overview document on organisations involved in valorisation Descriptions and links to three players in the valorisation arena: FoodWasteNet, Biorenewables Development Centre and Centre for Process