Welcome to AgroCycle's Newsletter

This Newsletter is to let you know what we've been up to and inform you of possible events that might be of interest to you around Europe. 

AgroCycle is a H2020 funded project that will undertake a holistic analysis of agri-food waste value chains, from farm-to-table, including livestock and crop production, food processing and the retail sector. It will address a wide range of valorisation pathways, including: bio-fuels, high value-added biopolymers, energy and microbial fuel cells.

CREA Open Day

AgroCycle Project Partners CREA hosted an Open Day – Agro-ecology and innovation of agricultural management in organic farming. Experiences from Agrocambio projects, Soilveg and AgroCycle – in Metaponto, Italy, on the 11th May 2017. 

The aim of the day was to illustrate innovative organic horticultural models from three research projects that are currently underway: 

  • AGROCAMBIO (Systems and agronomic techniques for adaptation to climate change in agricultural systems biological),
  • SOILVEG (Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic cropping systems for vegetable production through introduction and management of agro-ecological service crops – ASC) and
  • AGROCYCLE (Sustainable techno-economic solutions for the agricultural value chain).

In attendance on the day was a range of stakeholders from farmers to researchers to local citizens.  

AXEB represented AgroCycle at the ACCIÓ Circular Economy Event

On the 17th May 2017, ACCIÓ held an information session on the circular economy at their headquarters in Barcelona. The event brought together several companies that are moving towards circular business models. The session aimed to publicise business opportunities and innovation in circular economy; as well as the economic, social and environmental benefits it represents.

AXEB Biotech attended this session and had the chance to share its experience as a partner from AgroCycle, emphasising how the circular economy presents new opportunities and allows businesses to create more value and gain a competitive advantage.

What is happening in Europe?

£20 million funding to develop future fuels for flight and freight

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) are promoting the development of the UK advanced low carbon fuels industry through the new Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C), which is launching today. Through F4C, DfT aim to increase domestic production of advanced fuels capable of tackling emissions from hard-to-decarbonise sectors, and stimulate investment and create jobs through the development of a prosperous domestic industry.
Further information about F4C and how to apply can be found in the leaflet below.
To ensure you are kept up to date as the scheme progresses, please register your interest by emailing
More details can be found here.

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Green Alley Award 2017
Circular Economy as opportunity for entrepreneurs – apply now!

For all our eco-entrepreneur and green start-up followers, have you an idea relating to the topic of resource management, circular economy, recycling or the handling of chemicals? Green Alley and its partners Seedmatch, Bethnal Green Ventures, the European Recycling Platform Finland as well as this year H2 Compliance and R2PI, a Horizon 2020 Project, are looking for innovative and sustainable business models throughout Europe until 25th July 2017. This year’s focus is on Ireland and its metropolis Dublin – which along with Berlin, London & Helsinki boasts a vivid start-up scene. The winner of the Green Alley Award 2017 will receive a prize package worth up to 30,000 EUR.

Agrimax (our project partner IRIS is the coordinator) are to host a stakeholder workshop on business models for new supply chains to create value from agri-food waste. 

 Date: 28th September 2017 Time: 9.30am–15.00pm Location: Lleida, Spain 

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Upcoming Events that might be of interest

The World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki – 5th - 7th June
Ellen MacArthur 2017 Summit London – 15th June
Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030: A Science Policy Dialogue
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