Upcycling Food - how do we get the most out of biomasses?

Upcycling Food

A free afternoon event for UCPH FOOD alumni and network.

Join us for an engaging afternoon, where we explore innovative approaches and advancements in the field of sustainable food production.  The event will provide a platform for networking, learning, and collaboration among professionals passionate about sustainable food practices.

Our experts will share their insights and knowledge on various aspects of upcycling food, focusing on maximizing the potential of biomasses. Upcycling food involves finding innovative ways to repurpose food materials that would otherwise be discarded, with the aim of reducing food waste, maximizing resource efficiency, and promoting a circular economy within the food system.

The speakers will:

  • Examine how to create resilient food systems through circular solutions that prevent food losses and waste
  • Shed light on how algal biomass can be harnessed to transform waste into valuable resources
  • Explore the fascinating world of electrodialysis and its potential in recovering minerals from side streams
  • Delve into the realm of mycoprotein, a promising alternative protein source derived from fungi

This event will be a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and stay abreast of the latest advancements in upcycled food. We encourage you to join us for an afternoon of insightful discussions, inspiring ideas, and networking opportunities that may pave the way for future collaborations in the field of sustainable food production.

Mark your calendars and be sure to reserve your spot.

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13:30 – 14:00 Arrival and coffee

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome

14:10 – 14:35 Sustainability and Circularity in Food Systems. By Professor Marianne Thomsen, Department of Food Science, UCPH

14:35 – 15:00 Valorising food processing side-streams to obtain algal added-value compounds. By Associate Professor Mahesha M Poojary, Department of Food Science, UCPH

15:00 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 15:55 Recovery of minerals from side streams by electrodialysis. By Professor Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, UCPH

15:55 – 16:20 Liquid mushroom fermentation for upcycling of food side-streams. By Associate Professor Rene Lametsch, Department of Food Science, UCPH

16:20 – 17:00 Closing, drinks and snacks