Posted on 9 January 2017
The project, which received £800,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a joint collaboration between the universities of York, Loughborough and Nottingham.
Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, employing approximately 400,000 people with a turnover of £76 billion.
However, a staggering 9.9 million tonnes of food waste and food by-products are generated per year in the food industry alone, of which 56 per cent is considered unavoidable.
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