Agro2Circular – Territorial Circular Systemic Solution for the Upcycling of Residues from the Agrifood Sector

Agro2Circular is an EU project developing a systemic solution for the territorial deployment of circular economy.

Agro2Circular proposes innovative valorisation routes for agri-food wastes (from fruit and vegetables and multi-layer plastic films) upcycling and circular economy development through:

  • High extraction yields
  • Pure and stable bioactives for new food production
  • Cosmetic and neutraceutical formulation
  • Recyclable multilayer plastic

The whole process and products will be traceable through an innovative ICT platform functioning as predictive tool for decision support (DIS – data integration system).

This circular approach will be shaped around a multidimensional model enabling adoption and scalability of territorial systemic solutions while being sustainable, regenerative, inclusive, fair, boosting urban economies, empowering all actors (citizens, industries, decision makers, academia) and fostering circular practices. The A2C approach will be tested in the Región de Murcia (Spain) and replicated in other two other EU countries (Italy and Lithuania), backed up by a circular business model and strong public engagement and co-creation processes, maximizing replicability and scalability.

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Project Coordinator 

  • Cetec, Spain

Project Partners

  • Green World Compounding SL, Spain
  • Saperatec GMBH, Germany
  • Iris Technology Solutions, Spain
  • Universitaet Fuer Bodenkultur Wien, Austria 
  • Mellizyme Biotechnology Limited, United Kingdom  
  • Cetec Biotechnology, Spain
  • Universita' degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Italy 
  • Universidad de Alicante, Spain 
  • Wetsus, Netherlands
  • Regenera Levante SL, Spain
  • Stichting Centre of Expertise Watertechnologie, Netherlands
  • Asociacion empresarial de investigacio centro national de la conserva, Spain
  • Agrotransformados SA, Spain
  • Laboratorios Almond SL, Spain
  • Asociacion de Organizaciones de productores de frutas y hortalizas de la region de Murcia, Spain
  • DMC research center SL, Spain
  • Citromil SL, Spain
  • MKS instruments, Italy  
  • Stazione Sperimentale per l'industria delle conserve alimentari, Italy
  • Kveloce, Spain
  • Universitat de Valencia, Spain 
  • Fundacion Cajamar, Spain
  • Region de Murcia, Spain
  • Asociacion Espagnola de Normalizacion, Spain 
  • Fundacion Cluster Agroalimentario de la Region de Murcia, Spain 
  • Association europeeenne des agences de developpement, Belgium
  • Universita' commerciale Lugi Bocconi, Italy 
  • VTT, Finland 
  • Fondazione ICONS, Italy
  • Fundacion Primafrio, Spain 
  • Instituto de Fomento de la Region de Murcia, Spain 
  • Ecotrace Plastic SL, Spain 
  • Equmetrics SL, Spain 
  • Exus software monoproposi etairia periorismenis evthinis, Greece
  • Evrythng SARL, Switzerland
  • Solplast SA, Spain
  • Eversia SA, Spain
  • Tribu Bio & Wild SL, Spain 
  • Tecnoalimenti S.C.P.A., Italy 
  • Lietuvos Pramnininku Konfederacija, Lithuania