VALORTECH ERA Chair SUMMER SCHOOL
Valorization of Food Industry Wastes and By-products
The course includes lecture sessions provided by experts, laboratory-based course / hands-on training, and individual/group post-work assignments, presentations, visits to local farms and food industries.
By attending the lectures and workshops provided by the VALORTECH researchers and invited external speakers you will get an overview of the various types of wastes and by-products generated along the entire food supply chain. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge on food wastes and by-products management and valorization strategies. A series of interesting lectures would be offered, followed by hands-on training on various techniques (green technologies) employed to obtain value-added bioactive components that can have potential food and pharmaceutical applications. The participants will also learn about designing novel approaches for valorization technologies and proposing various modes for the conversion of biomass into bio-products.
Students who have successfully passed the course will:
- have a good understanding of the importance of managing food wastes, maximal utilization of by-products, and circular economy concepts
- be able to visualize and understand the need for the valorization of food wastes and by-products
- be able to propose novel sustainable themes for the valorization of food wastes and by-products
- be able to propose innovative methods to convert food wastes and by-products into value-added bio-products
- be familiarized with new green processing technologies, and
- able to identify potential industrial applications post-valorization of wastes/by-products.
The completed course provides 1 ECTS credit point (a certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion of all sessions).
NB! Proof of being either vaccinated against coronavirus or of being recovered from the covid-19 or a recent negative test result will be asked from all onsite attendees.
PROFESSOR, VALORTECH ERA CHAIR HOLDER, ESTONIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES, ESTONIA
ASSOCIATE PROFFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECE
RESEARCHER, INSTITUTE OF FOOD SCIENCE RESEARCH (CIAL-CSIC), SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, MADRID, SPAIN.
For online attendees:
All lectures and workshops will be streamed online
Workshops will also be recorded and later made available for all attendees
Day 1: Sept. 28th
8:30 - 9:45
Departure from Tartu to Polli
9:45 - 10:00
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 10:10
(Valortech Project Manager):
Welcome and introduction
10:10 - 10:45
(each 2-3 minutes)
10:45 - 11:45
Lecture 1: Prof. RAJEEV BHAT
(Valortech ERA Chair holder):
Food Industry wastes & by-products valorization- Scope & Challenges
11:45 - 12:45
Lecture 2: Ass.Prof. APOSTOLIS KOUTINAS
(Agricultural University of Athens, Greece)
Scope for industrial applications of food wastes and by-products
12:45 - 13:45
13:45 - 15:15
Workshop 1: Sample preparation and planning
15:15 - 15:25
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
15:25 - 17:00
Workshop 2: Farm visit & Polli lab visit
ABOUT THIS VENUE:
The Polli Horticultural and Agricultural Institute were founded in 1945 in the southern part of Viljandimaa County. Long time it belonged to the Estonian Institute of Agriculture and Land Reclamation as the department of fruit growing. Since 1994, 26 January, it was included to the Estonian Agricultural University in rights to Institute. The goal of the Polli Horticultural Research Centre is to advance the fruit science, technology of fruit growing, and student's training .