Agrocycle is an EU Horizon 2020 project aiming to better understand and address waste streams associated with the agri-food industry. The AgroCycle Project aims to deliver sustainable waste valorisation pathways addressing the European policy target of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030. As part of this approach the project has been analyzing agri-food waste value chains, from farm-to-table, livestock and crop production, food processing and the retail sector – identifying opportunities for valorisation pathways, including: bio-fuels, high value-added biopolymers, energy and microbial fuel cells.
Here is some of this work undertaken as part of an MRes research programme at Harper Adams University in England, UK, the researcher being funded through the Agrocycle project and Innovation for Agriculture being the industrial partner. The work looks at the evaluation of soil health following disgestate application.