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IMR industrial symbiosis demonstrator SymbioBeer profiled in EPA Green Enterprise Webinar (Thursday 22nd October 2020 @10am)

IMR industrial symbiosis demonstrator SymbioBeer profiled in EPA Green Enterprise Webinar (Thursday 22nd October 2020 @10am)

The event will present three Green Enterprise projects including IMR's Symbiobeer

Bioeconomy Ireland Week is an annual week-long event held each October to highlight and raise awareness of Ireland’s rapidly growing bioeconomy. To mark Bioeconomy Week Ireland 2020, EPA are hosting a EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovating for a Circular Economy* webinar where we will share the findings of the following three bioeconomy projects:

1. SymbioBeer
Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is facilitating an Industrial Symbiosis innovation demonstration pilot between St Mel’s Brewery and Panelto Food called SymbioBeer. Here waste bread is being utilised as a substitute for virgin malt to create a new beer and subsequently a new bread was produced using outputs from beer production closing multiple resource loops (bread to beer to bread).

2. Hexafly
Hexafly developed an innovative way of breeding insects on an industrial scale utilizing Bio-Conversion technology to achieve maximum extraction of high value protein and oil products for the aquaculture, animal feed and plant nutrition industries. 

3. CyberColloids
The overall objective of this project was to evaluate the potential to recover and utilise the biomass generated in fruit and vegetable supply chains for the production of new food fibre ingredients

This is a free online event which will take place via Microsoft Teams from 10am-11am on Thursday 22nd October. Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for Q&A.  To register please email nwpp@epa.ie

* Green Enterprise is an annual funding call to support innovators in Ireland to develop and demonstrate consumer and business solutions that will stimulate the circular economy. It is led by the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme.

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