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Experimental setup Duration: 19 September 2019 / 19 March 2020 Summary: The food industry is by far the largest potable water consuming industrial activity per ton of food product. In the operational water footprint assessment one litre of olive oil can generate 1-1.2 litres of wastewater. Olive Oil Wastewater (OOWW) has a high environmental impact and is characterized by its high COD, BOD, suspended solids, high salts content and a very high toxicity phenolic compounds due to which its biological treatment is not feasible. Advanced oxidation technologies that harness the potential of OH radicals are quiet expensive on...
Date: 28/07/2020 - 15:41 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Measuring the consumption of water in production lines. Duration: 3 rd of November 2019 / 3 rd of January 2020 Summary: The aim of this Innovation Support Voucher (ISV) was improved the waste of water consumption in the candied fruit and confitures manufacturing in TAISI. This work lasted 3 months ending in January 2020. The study allowed registering data about quality and quantity of water uses in every task of the production. The expected information of this proposal was the initial phase to continue with another innovative project where works in specifics area and optimal technologies about water consumption in the...
Date: 28/07/2020 - 13:53 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Comparison of the fermenting must containing untreated (control) and PEF treated grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon after 12 hours of maceration Duration: 29 October 2019 / 29 October 2020 Summary: Red wine represents more than 70% of the total wine produced over the world. As compared with the elaboration of white wine, red winemaking requires a stage called maceration-fermentation in which the solid parts of the grape berries remain in contact with the fermenting must for several days (7-10 days). During this stage, polyphenols that are mainly located in the grape skins release to the fermenting must. These compounds are...
Date: 28/07/2020 - 09:31 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Duration: March 2020 / August 2020 Summary: The scope of the JAtrock company is to develop more energy efficient grain drying systems that today’s best available technology. No commercial grain drying system using cooling equipment to pre-heat the drying air. This part in itself makes the JAtrock solution 3 to 4 times more efficient than today’s best available technology. The JAtrock concept compared to other solutions: – large mobile device: 1,5 kWh/kg water – large stationary: 5,48 kWh/kg water – JAtrock solution: 0,3 kWh/kg water After some initial prototypes VIDA have funded an upscale test model. That is being built...
Date: 27/07/2020 - 17:14 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Diagram of the developed system Duration: 8 th of August 2019 / 8 th of December 2019 Summary: Bivalve molluscs, specially Zebra Mussel, are considered as invasive organisms in water networks. Any facility (agriculture sector, industry, energetic sector), that uses water from an affected source is susceptible of suffering the economical and operative problems that lead to the presence of bivalve molluscs. The manual control of the presence of bivalve molluscs in water has many disadvantages, especially in terms of high risk of human error, and possibility of giving results in a short period of time. The system developed...
Date: 27/07/2020 - 17:08 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Mequinenza Reservoir pumping Duration: 16 October 2019 / 16 April 2020 Summary: Invasive alien species (IAS) are non-native species that are introduced deliberately or unintentionally by human action outside their natural habitats where they establish, proliferate and spread in ways that cause damage to biological diversity. IAS, like the zebra mussel (ZM) represent a serious threat to biodiversity, which constitutes one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss (EEA Technical Report 16/2012). Combating the IAS is one of the six targets covered by the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. The combination of chemical biocides...
Date: 27/07/2020 - 17:01 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Duration: 7 August 2019 / 7 December 2020 Summary: Water quality is crucial in the food sector, and a very significant cost. Excellence in the management of the water cycle in the food industry is key. In comparison with other sectors, the agro-food industry is largely made up of small companies, with relatively scarce resources to optimise the management of their water cycle. Being able to access an inexpensive management tool such as Smart-Water TPM, these companies could greatly reduce water consumption and resources used in the management of their water cycle. The aim of Smart Water TPM is to provide small SMEs an...
Date: 27/07/2020 - 16:54 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Grana Padano processing (source: Life TTGG www.lifettgg.eu ) Duration: 28 th of February 2020 / 28 th of February 2021 Summary: The problem addressed is the energy consumption and water consumptions in food processing and the related CO2 emissions (energy consumption of the food and beverage sector is 10% of the overall energy consumption in Italy in 2016). The project will demonstrate in an Italian dairy, named Santangiolina, the software solution proposed by two Italian SMEs: ENERSEM and OPTIMO IOT. ENERSEM developed a software prototype (SW), named Mammoth, with the objective of establishing resource efficiency...
Date: 27/07/2020 - 16:48 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Agro management platform that incorporates learning algorithms and it also includes real-time communication from any location with the devices deployed on the field, allowing efficient management (irrigation, fertilizer, filter cleaning, pump start-up …) Duration: September 2019 / August 2020 Summary: The goal of this Project is creating an agro platform which will not only show data from sensors deployed in field in real time but it will also integrate satellite images and crop parametres, thanks to this information, it will develop internal Machine Learning & AI algorithms and see which actions are needed (irrigate...
Date: 27/07/2020 - 16:40 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Project DIGI-B-CUBE's open call for funding closes tomorrow. Interested SMEs still have a day's time left to apply for the vouchers via this call. DIGI-B-CUBE anounced funding support for SMEs through cross-sectoral collaborative projects. The project offers direct financial support up to €60,000 per SME from relevant sectors including healthcare, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT, robotics, automation, electronics, and nanotech. DIGI-B-CUBE supports digital innovations and solutions for the reconfiguration of the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains (depicted in the diagram below) towards a Health Economy 4.0 with...
Date: 28/07/2020 - 13:30 | DIGI-B-CUBE

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