Research undertaken at the Valortech ERA Chair is focusing on the following objectives:
- minimizing wastes and enhancing the effective utilization of by-products generated in the agri-food industrial sector
- optimizing the use of novel agri-food processing technologies
- generating innovative ways to identify the functional ingredients of for plant and animal based by-products (bioactive compounds, phytochemicals and their activities) and for isolating natural composites (natural colorants, flavourants)
- finding practical applications as well as value addition for plant and animal based by-products.
The end goal is to find realistic applications of the generated results for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industrial applications.