This virtual event will take place on May 25, 2021. Upcycling has been increasingly spotlighted as providing new avenues for creating value-added products – the packaging sector no less. As brands come under intense scrutiny on their environmental credentials, there has been a surge of interest in start-ups focused on new technologies and food waste approaches. One area that investors are looking at is certainly on Upcycling Food Waste & side streams to Packaging.
New innovations include the production of flexible films to food trays made from waste crustacean shells, agriculture wastes, expired dairy products, spent grain from the beer-making process. With an endless supply of discarded food and agro waste, these innovations come at a cost that no other biobased materials can match and have been proven to be home compostable!
Striving for a truly closed-loop economy with zero waste, CMT’s UPCYCLING FOOD WASTE TO PACKAGING virtual event gathers experts to discuss how different industries can work together and exchange materials that otherwise would be discarded.
Questions that will be addressed
- What is the most ideal sustainable material that can be derived from streams of food waste?
- What technologies are applicable in upcycling any protein-derived waste?
- What challenges exist to scale up production?
- Enrico Miceli, Product Manager – Sustainability, Din Certco
- Robert Luo, CEO, MI TERRO
- Craig Sterling, CEO, CuanTec
- Malgorzata Then, CEO, Biotrem
- Joseph Siani, CTO & Founder, W-Cycle
- Dr. Tuulamari Helaja, Vice President, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – HQ
13:00 Pre-Networking (Participants are strongly encouraged to Log on to get acquainted with CMT MEET Platform)
14:00 Welcome Remarks by CMT
14:05 Sustainable product certification for biobased, compostable packaging & related challenges by Enrico Miceli, Product Manager – Sustainability Din Certco
14:25 Live Q&A Packaging Innovations from Upcycled Food / Agri Waste
14:30 Expired Milk & spent grain to plastics alternatives by Robert Lou, CEO MI TERRO
14:45 Crustacean Shells to packaging materials Extraction process Potential end products by Craig Sterling, CEO CuanTec Ltd
15:05 Live Q&A
15:10 Networking Break (Participants are encouraged to visit CMT Connect and Networking Rooms)
15:25 Wheat bran (Byproduct from grain milling) by Malgorzata Then, CEO Biotrem
15:40 Sugarcane Bagasse by Joseph Siani, CTO & Founder W-Cycle Ltd
15:55 From citrus peel to plastic bottle – Sugar acid based high-yield FDCA by Dr. Tuulamari Helaja, Vice President VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – HQ
16:10 Live Q&A
16:20 Closing Remarks. End of Watch Live.
CMT Meet will remain open for the next 24 hours to allow participants to enjoy extended networking time.
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