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

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, […]

Madrid on the way to ‘getting organic waste right’

If you live in Madrid you will know the ‘Acierta con la organica’ campaign by now. It has been all over the city in the last two years, on posters, badges… and, most appropriately, on waste bins. It translates to ‘Madrid: getting organic waste right’ and is the public information campaign accompanying the introduction of organic […]


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

Inés del Campo, CENER