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Swedish University of Agricultural Science


The Department of Energy and Technology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science has long experience of system analyses of agricultural products such as bio fuels and food. Beside the system analyses where LCA is the most commonly used methods the department also has a strong profile in food logistics and safe nutrient recycling. The department has been involved in several projects related to sustainable food production, and especially projects focusing on food waste in supermarkets, food services and in the primary production. The only ongoing project related to food waste is the H2020-project UrBan Waste, where one of the focus areas is food waste reduction in tourist hotels.

SLU is involved in several of the tasks and will take the lead on WP 3 (Sustainability of food waste value chains)

SLU will share knowledge and expertise in identifying the best waste reduction methods (WP 1). SLU will lead the work in WP3 and work with LCA, LCC and S-LCA in order to asses a broader range of sustainability issues of waste reduction methods developed in other WPs. SLU will also participate in WP 4 to contribute to the identification of a overall framework for the most effective ways to reduce and handle food waste in the entire food supply chain.


Fachhochschule Münster

Institut für Nachhaltige Ernährung (iSuN)

Corrensstraße 25

48149 Münster

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The project AVARE "Adding value in resource effective food systems" is a transnational project of the ERA-Net SUSFOOD2, funded by national funding agencies – Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany, The Research Council of Norway and Formas, The Swedish Research Council – and co-funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.