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.

Sneak Peak at the Case Studies the Project is Working on

Dr. Caitlin Burns, NNFCC (AgroCycle project partner), has working on some case studies for future project deliverables on sustainable value chains and business models. Here is a sneak peak at some of them:


Project Events

We are delighted to announce that our project has joined forces with NoAW (another H2020 project) to host a conference in Brussels on the 17th October this year. 

The Agri-Food Waste Day Conference will bring together innovators, educators, policy makers, public and private industries to discuss circular economy challenges and activities in the agri-food sectors. The event will take the opportunity to teach attendees about food waste value chains, business models and  the new technologies and techniques that are available as well as giving an overview of each of the H2020 project (AgroCycle and NoAW).

Over the coming weeks, we will update you on speakers, talks, case studies and events that will take place on the day.

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact to register your interest.

Where to meet our researchers

Over the coming weeks and months, AgroCycle partners will be representing our project at the following events:

  • Victoria Wood (AgroCycle & Harper Adams University) will be presenting at the RGC-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 in London on August 30th with her paper entitled “Business models for sustainability in food waste management in the food retail industry: key driving factors”. View her abstract here 
  • Victoria Wood, AgroCycle & Harper Adams University

  • Dr. Tom Curran; AgroCycle & UCD


  • Dr. Maria Cristina Righetti PhD; CNR – Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, UOS Pisa
6th International Conference on Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers
  • Professor Shane Ward; AgroCycle Project Coordinator – UCD; as well as partners from NNFCC & Harper Adams University.

Natural Product Biotechnology 2017

  • CEMA, AgroCycle Project partners, are hosting their Farming 4.0 Summit on 12th October in Brussels
  • Professor Shane Ward; AgroCycle Project Coordinator UCD & Dr. Tom Curran; AgroCycle & UCD

Harnessing Research & Innovation for Food 2030: A Science Policy Dialogue

  • Dr. Tom Curran; AgroCycle & UCD

  • Professor Prof. Stefaan De Neve; Universiteit Gent

manuResource International Conference on Manure Management and valorization

Upcoming Events that might be of interest

Natural Product Biotechnology 2017

Sustainably exploiting biodiversity to make life better

25- 26 September 2017 – ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

The AgriForValor H2020 project has just launched a national call for applications for the 'Bio-Enterprise Academy', an intensive support program for researchers and entrepreneurs. Applications should be returned by email to
Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030: A Science Policy Dialogue
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