Stabilisation of horticultural waste
Testing of stabilisation and conservation techniques on the main horticultural waste streams.
The first stage of processing of horticultural waste streams after collecting the raw material is to stabilise it so that the valuable components will be preserved and can be used (later) as materials in food and feed, cosmetics, etc. A number of techniques such as drying, heating, freezing, fermentation, extraction etc. will be tested on the main waste streams of the three regions. Also the next steps before real processing will be tested such as cleaning, grinding, and conservation techniques.
Update activities 2017
For the three involved regions the main residual horticultural streams have been inventoried. Based on this inventory 15 crops have been selected for a literature study. This literature study will address stabilisation techniques and methods and key parameters regarding nutritional interesting components.