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 […]

Finding solutions for Europe’s protein problem

The market for plant-based proteins is booming. But at present the EU imports 80% of all protein crops, and that figure is still rising. Alternative sources of protein, which are more sustainable and can be produced locally, are therefore desperately needed to wipe out this deficit.  Fortunately, EU researchers and companies are busy finding creative solutions […]

Can new technologies help Europe get a taste for insects?

Insects as food and feed are considered a promising solution to food system stresses caused by environmental pressures, population growth and increasing demand for protein. But even though insects are consumed by at least 2 billion people, most Europeans turn their noses up at the idea. This might be about to change however. Experts predict […]


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

Inés del Campo, CENER