European food chain supply to reduce GHG emissions by 2050
The ENOUGH project aims to achieve a carbon neutral food industry by reducing EU emissions by 50% by 2050. Up to 40% of greenhouse gas emissions are a product of the food industry, the project is developing vital solutions to the reduction of emissions while maintaining food security and standards. A collaboration of academics, technical experts and industry have come together from across the EU and UK to establish tools, processes and developed technology that will allow for:
– Increased food security
– Reduced GHG emissions
– Technological advancements and solutions.
The partnership has built a roadmap to achieve the projects objectives, including data collection on identifying the root of the greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation opportunities, the development of new processes and technology in collaboration with partners, demonstration to relevant stakeholders on implementing the project to achieve the overall goals.
The technology at work:
Processing- Perishable food items are processed through the utilisation of waste energy, energy efficient processes and the neutral energy production.
Packaging- the use of sustainable packaging that has a reduced carbon footprint while maintaining the quality of products, in turn reducing food loss.
Storage- ENOUGH storage is focused on reducing the amount of energy used to store good by 20%.
Transport- the transport of food is focused on the exploitation of renewable energy sources such as solar to deliver fresh goods.