Developing and testing of a prototype machine for the separation of the crowns and small stems of unsellable/unsold tomatoes.
In a pilot a prototype machine for the separation of the crowns and small stems of unsellable/unsold tomatoes is developed and tested. Manual separation is expensive and limits the use of 3-6 million kg of residual tomatoes for the food industry or possibly other uses.
Update activities 2017
It is decided not to develop a machine ourselves, but to see if a prototype machine can be bought that ca be tested on effectiveness. It is not yet decided to buy such a machine.