AccelWater

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

Sustainable, resource-efficient and low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive process industries 

H2020-LCCI-2020-EASME ID: 958266 

AccelWater Project

The Accelwater project, carried out with the support of Horizon 2020 funding, has a duration of 48 months and aims at optimizing water consumption in the food and beverage industries. Starting from the link between water, processing waste and by-products, and energy consumption, innovative techniques will be used for the purification of water and its reuse, monitoring and control technologies based on artificial intelligence, and methods for the management and exploitation of processing waste and by-products will be investigated, in order to improve the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of production processes.

The activities of the project involve the different partners and aim to:

  • Develop closed-loop systems for the reuse of water and energy and for the management and exploitation of processing waste and by-products to recover high value-added compounds, analyzing the requirements of companies directly involved in the project.
  • Develop and integrate ICT systems combined with an artificial intelligence-enabled platform for monitoring and optimizing food and beverage production processes related to water consumption and environmental sustainability.
  • Redesign the typical transformation processes of the food industry through the implementation of innovative strategies and technological solutions for saving water and energy and valorizing processing waste and by-products. These processes will be designed for project partner companies operating in the processing and/or production of meat, fish, beer, tomato, and dairy products.
  • Draw up a detailed business plan including an effective strategy for the exploitation of the identified solutions to promote new products and processes.

ProdAl, in collaboration with the industrial partner  Calispa S.p.A., will conduct, and coordinate the activities related to the design, monitoring, control, and integration of innovative technological solutions in the tomato processing industry in order to reduce water and energy consumption and valorize tomato waste and by-products through an integrated and sustainable strategy. 

It will also carry out a series of communication activities aimed at disseminating the achieved results to other canning companies, activities that will involve the project partner ANICAV. 

Dissemination activities carried out directly by ProdAl

Publications in scientific journals

  • Eslami E., Carpentieri S., Pataro G., Ferrari G.
    A Comprehensive Overview of Tomato Processing By-Product Valorization by Conventional Methods versus Emerging Technologies

         Foods 2023, 12(1), 166 

  • Eslami E., Abdurrahman E., Ferrari G., Pataro G. 
    Enhancing resource efficiency and sustainability in tomato processing: A comprehensive review

    Journal of Cleaner Production, 425(September), p. 13899) 

  • Eslami E., Donsì Francesco, Ferrari G., Pataro G. 
    Enhancing Cutin Extraction Efficiency from Industrially Derived
    Tomato Processing Residues by High-Pressure Homogenization

    Foods 2024, 13, 1415

Participation to events and fairs by ProdAl

Jun 23-26 2021, Thessaloniki, Greece

Speaker: Elham Eslami

Presentation title: A case study of Italian tomato processing industry: a comprehensive evaluation from production, water, and energy consumption to waste valorization, and LCA point of view

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May 30 June 03, 2022, University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), Compiègne, France

Invited speaker: Giovanna Ferrari

Presentation title: Plant tissue electroporation

Speaker: Emadaldin Abdurrahman

Presentation title: Development of a water-waste-energy Nexus Model integrating solutions of AccelWater project

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June 15-18 2022, Municipal Theatre, Corfù, Grecia

Speaker: Elham Eslami

Presentation title: A case study of Italian tomato processing industry: a comprehensive evaluation from production, water, and energy consumption to waste valorization, and LCA point of view

Website

October 9-13 2022, The Tivoli Congress Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Speaker: Giovanna Ferrari

Presentation title: PEF for the extraction and recovery of health-related compounds from vegetable byproducts and wastes

Speaker: Gianpiero Pataro

Presentation title: Pulse electric fields-assisted steam peeling of different fruits and vegetables

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November 7-9 2022, Dublin, Ireland

Speaker: Gianpiero Pataro

Presentation title: On improving the sustainability tomato processing industry by minimization of water and energy consumption

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4-8 September 2023, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Austria

Invited speaker: Giovanna Ferrari

Presentation title: PEF Treatment of Plant Materials

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November 6-8 2023, Valencia, Spagna

Speaker: Gianpiero Pataro

Presentation title: Process simulation approach for improving Water-Energy Nexus (WEN) in Tomato Processing Facility

Speaker: Elham Eslami

Presentation title: Optimization of Cutin Extraction from Tomato Processing Waste by High-Pressure Homogenization

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