Circular economy and efficiency
Water will become the main limiting factor for global food production in the coming years. 70% of global freshwater withdrawals are already used for food production, especially for agricultural raw materials.
The agri-food industry is a major user of water either as an ingredient or as an indispensable resource in the production stages. This includes the cleaning and disinfection operations that are essential to guarantee food safety.
Recovering water and other resources such as proteins, lipids, sugars, fibres, nutrients, etc. by means of new technologies saves production costs and reduces environmental levies and duties.
We use membrane technologies such as micro-, nano- and ultrafiltration, electrodialysis, extraction, precipitation, purification, etc. that allow the recovery of important compounds such as carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. We also develop nutrient recovery processes using microalgae or aquatic plants.