News and Announcements

06.04.

2021

New publication

A new paper was published by Minaxi Sharma and Rajeev Bhat in the 2021 4th edition of "Foods". The article is titled "Extraction of Carotenoids from Pumpkin Peel and Pulp: Comparison between Innovative Green Extraction Technologies (Ultrasonic and Microwave-Assisted Extractions Using Corn Oil)", and can be accessed  here

26.02.

2021

The First meeting of the VALORTECH Advisory Board 

On 26th of February, Valortech convened the first meeting of the Advisory Board. The meeting was held in an online format with all of the 5 members of the advisory board as well as the members of the Valortech council present. The ERA Chair provided members with an overview of the project objectives and research activities. A discussion about the role and expectations of the board ensued, marked by insightful exchanges between the council and the Board members.

26.02.

2021

New publication

A new paper was published in "Critical Reviews in Biotechnology" by Minaxi Sharma et.al. 

You can access the publication here

28.01.

2021

New publication

A paper titled "Optimization of Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Phloretin and Other Phenolic Compounds from Apple Tree Leaves (Malus domestica Borkh.) and Comparison of Different Cultivars from Estonia" was published by Sana Ben Othman et.al.

You can access the publication here

11.12.

2020

VALORTECH organised a free online

webinar

VALORTECH ERA Chair held a free webinar to introduce the methods for minimization and valorization of food waste/by-products through obtaining value-added bioactive ingredients for potential food applications. The webinar covered different agri-food wastes/by-products for the exploitation of their bio-potential in the form of valuable bioactive ingredients. 

The event attracted over 20 participants from various countries, including France, Finland, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

20.10.

2020

New publication

VALORTECH PhD students Katrin Jõgi's paper titled "Valorization of food processing wastes and by-products for bioplastic production" was published in Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy.

 

You can access the publication here.

09.10.
2020

VALORTECH workshop /

webinar in Polli

October 8-9 VALORTECH had a hybrid format workshop/webinar on Principles and Techniques for the Extraction of Bioactive Compounds at Polli Horticultural Research Centre. The two-day workshop introduced different techniques and instruments for the extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds. Basics and principles were presented as well as the applications of different methods (supercritical CO2 extraction, ultrasound and microwave assisted extractions).

01.07.

2020

VALORTECH team training in Polli

Valortech staff had a team training in Polli Horticultural Research Centre. The aim of the training was to facilitate better cooperation between group members and coordinate the fulfilment of the Valortech project objectives. During group work sessions the team members gave their input developing a plan regarding organizing events, dissemination and collaboration activities.

11.12.

2020

VALORTECH organised a free online

webinar

VALORTECH ERA Chair held a free webinar to introduce the methods for minimization and valorization of food waste/by-products through obtaining value-added bioactive ingredients for potential food applications. The webinar covered different agri-food wastes/by-products for the exploitation of their bio-potential in the form of valuable bioactive ingredients. 

The event attracted over 20 participants from various countries, including France, Finland, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

20.10.

2020

New publication

VALORTECH PhD students Katrin Jõgi's paper titled "Valorization of food processing wastes and by-products for bioplastic production" was published in Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy.

 

You can access the publication here.

09.10.
2020

VALORTECH workshop /

webinar in Polli

October 8-9 VALORTECH had a hybrid format workshop/webinar on Principles and Techniques for the Extraction of Bioactive Compounds at Polli Horticultural Research Centre. The two-day workshop introduced different techniques and instruments for the extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds. Basics and principles were presented as well as the applications of different methods (supercritical CO2 extraction, ultrasound and microwave assisted extractions).

01.07.

2020

VALORTECH team training in Polli

Valortech staff had a team training in Polli Horticultural Research Centre. The aim of the training was to facilitate better cooperation between group members and coordinate the fulfilment of the Valortech project objectives. During group work sessions the team members gave their input developing a plan regarding organizing events, dissemination and collaboration activities.