S3Food: Smart sensors will reduce food waste in bread production

A new breakthrough in the S3Food project. Food waste is a gigantic and increasing problem in the developed countries and requires immediate action as this constitutes a massive loss of resources throughout the food production value chain. This project aims at constructing, testing and optimizing a pilot process line to receive, handle and process bread waste. The technology enables the bread sector to reduce food waste by 50 % by 2030 and partly fulfilling UN’s sustainability goal # 12.3

The goal of this project is to integrate real time sensor technology in an automated process that separates bread waste, such as day-old bread and packed bread into homogeneous categories. By combining data from sensors with known product recipes, the composition of a finished bread waste product can be optimized, which after drying and grinding will become ingredients in new sustainable foods such as granola, bread crackers, muesli bars, pasta, bread chips etc.

Read more at the S3Food page

S3Food is the pan European project for digital Industry 4.0 transition in which DSP Valley takes part as one of the 13 international consortium partners.

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