Household food waste valorisation


How it works

Biowaste will be biochemically converted by an innovative enzymatic hydrolysis treatment at CENER, using optimised enzymatic cocktails from ASA.

The solid hydrolysate will be further processed by AERIS, using solid state fermentation to produce biopesticides. CENER will also further test the liquid hydrolysate to produce biopesticides.

The liquid hydrolysate will be upgraded by fermentation into biodegradable polyesters by Novamont, which ITENE will process into bioplastic films for food packaging.

Latest updates

Novel packaging tackles food waste… with food waste

The most recent estimates of European food waste levels reveal that 70% of EU food waste arises in the household, food service and retail sectors. Imagine a world where the expired or leftover food in your household, is transformed to extend the shelf life of those very same products… Thanks to an innovative industrial process […]

Release the sugars! A valuable building block for making products from food waste

Almost half of what we throw away is organic waste – banana skins, a few leftovers… Most cities are collecting this type of waste separately from households. But very few cities are making good use of it. The most common treatment methods – composting and anaerobic digestion – mainly result in low-value products. SCALIBUR partners […]

Circular Economy Action Plan: what it means for the Urban Circular Bioeconomy

First, what is it?  The new Circular Economy Action Plan presented yesterday is a set of initiatives designed to help Europe transition away from a linear economic model. It focuses on seven ‘key product value chains’: electronics, batteries and vehicles, packaging, plastics, textiles, construction, and food, water and nutrients. What you won’t find? Targets for recycling, […]


To find out more about SCALIBUR’s work on valorisation of OFMSW please contact:

Inés del Campo, CENER