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The future of food and feed - Bioeconomy Cluster Builder

The event will explore responses to the challenges of population growth, net zero targets, demands on food systems, innovation in agriculture, manufacturing and waste management as well as rising consumer demand for sustainability and environmental performance. Alternative protein production and commercial uses for co-products are on the agenda. 

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Date : From 06/06/2022 - 09:00 to 12:00

By UN estimates the global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050 – an increase of 2 billion on today’s figures. Accommodating this rise in population, alongside government Net Zero targets, will place considerable demands on existing food systems, requiring significant innovation in agriculture, manufacturing and waste management. Furthermore, producers, manufacturers and retailers face increased demands from consumers around the sustainability and environmental performance of the food on their plate.

This event explores innovative responses to these challenges. The first part of the session will focus on alternative approaches to protein production, each delivering opportunities to relieve the strain on traditional sources whilst delivering environmental benefits. Following this will be an exploration of an innovative approach to the utilisation of waste and co-products for food and feed manufacture. Key stakeholders will deliver presentations on their contribution to a recent Zero Waste Scotland funded project to develop a novel cascade approach to whisky co-product valorisation.


0900 Registration (Complimentary tea, coffee and pastries)

1000 Welcome – BCB Team

1005 Introduction to Bioeconomy Cluster Builder

1015 Innovations in Food & Feed - William Clark, Zero Waste Scotland 

1030 Karen Fairlie-Clarke, Roslin Technologies 

1040 Des Cave, Beta Bugs

1050 Craig Johnston – ENOUGH

1100 Q&A

1115 Whisky Co-product Valorisation Project Partners; Zero Waste Scotland, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Horizon Proteins, MiAlgae and Biopower Technologies

1145 Q&A

1200 Close


Register your place for this in-person event.


Location: The Technology and Innovation Centre (Level 9), University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

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