Aurora is a European initiative meant to build a dynamic at EU level on the topics of Food safety, Food Quality and Food Sustainability.
Through different events and roadshows across Europe, the objective is to set-up a network of interest, to share views and to identify innovation ideas for cross-border collaborations. In this webinar series, the AURORA consortium intends to address the issue of sustainability in the agri-food industry.
This concept is becoming increasingly important, as energy prices soar, and the environmental impact of industrial activities is increasingly questioned. The end consumer is rightly concerned about the impact of his purchase. So what is a sustainable agri-food industry in 2030? What notions, what regulations and especially what changes are behind this term? At what scales should we rethink our industries?
Awareness of the impact of global warming and the responsibility of anthropogenic GHG (Green House Gas) emissions have contributed to the adoption of regulations to reduce GHG emissions. Initiatives such as the Green House Protocol (GHP) offer a framework to identify action levers to reduce GHG emissions within companies but also to control the part linked to supply, in this case upstream agriculture.
Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation and the AURORA consortium propose to address the issue of sustainability in the agri-food industry through a cycle of three webinars with International speakers. These webinars will be coanimated with Mews Partners, a management consulting firm, focusing on industry in Europe and having a specific offer to address sustainability in agri-food industry.
2030 perspectives: sustainability of the agrifood chain from Fork to Farm #2 :
In this second episode we will detail the different levers of action available at the industrial level with thanks to the testimony of 2 companies: SOLINA and GRAP’SUD.
On the agenda:
- Management and optimization of agri-food processes
- In terms of energy (use of renewable energy)
- In terms of resource use (efficient processes, waste minimization, water management)
- In terms of recovery of co/by-products
- Management and optimization of agri-food products (Eco-design, biosourced, recyclable packaging, bulk)
Sybille LANMY, Group sustainability change manager at SOLINA (ingredient providers at international level)
Nelly URBAN, Head of R&D - Quality at GRAP'SUD (wine distillery in Southern France)