To mark the construction and commission of its two multi-feedstock pilot plants (biorefineries), the EU-funded Agrimax project is hosting an online event to showcase the ground-breaking new facilities in Spain and Italy.

The Italian pilot plant is based at family-run farm, Chiesa in the North of Italy and is processing waste from tomatoes and cereals to produce biobased compounds such as lycopene, ferulic acid, cutin, and hydrocompost. Whilst the Spanish pilot plant, based at fruit processing company Indulleida in the South of Spain will do the same for olive and potato waste to produce polyphenols, fibres, proteins and aromas.

Join consortium partners from across Europe, to hear how they have worked together to develop a range of high-value, biobased products for the chemical, food-packaging and farming sectors. In addition to developing innovative processes, the pilot plants are adopting novel methods for coordinating and managing the provision of waste feedstocks, by using an online stakeholder platform to coordinate the provision of waste from many regional producers.

Date: Tuesday 20th July 2021, 10am – 12pm (Central European Time)


10am Scientific and technological advances in the circular economy

10.10am Celebrating the success of the Agrimax project, Georgios Chalkias, IRIS

10.15am – 10:25am Design, construction and start-up of the Spanish Pilot Plant: from by-products to food ingredients and bio-fertilisers, Antonio Cruz Baneres, INDULEIDA

10.25am – 10.45am Short talks on the applications from the Spanish Pilot Plant

10.45am – 10: 55am Design and construction of the Italian Pilot Plant, Marco Bertolini, CHIESA

10.55am – 11.15am Short talks on the applications from the Italian Pilot Plant

11.15am – 11.25am Taking research to market, TomaPaint, Marco Bertolini, CHIESA

11:25am – 12pm Audience Q&A / roundtable discussion

Register your place at the event

(please note this event will be held via zoom (link to be sent prior to the event), delivered in English and it will also be recorded).