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Main project aims, means and resources involved in its achievement

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Problems to be addressed, background and main actions planned. Co-operating sectors and participants in Expert Panels.

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Description and role of the different partners have in each of the project activities.

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Main results achieved and planned as a result of the project actions. Project impact and communication and broadcasting actions.

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Layman´s Report

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Project video


Interview on radio program LUR BIZIA (Radio Vitoria)

Entrevista programa LUR BIZIA Radio Vitoria

Interview on radio program Landaberri (EITB) I

EITB Landaberri saioa I

Interview on radio program Landaberri (EITB) II

EITB Landaberri saioa II

Interview on radio program La Mecánica del Caracol (Radio Euskadi)

Entrevista La Mecánica del Caracol de Radio Euskadi

Interview on radio program Entre Fogones (Gastroradio) I

Entrevista Entre Fogones de Gastroradio I

Interview on radio program Entre Fogones (Gastroradio) II

Entrevista en el programa Entre Fogones de Gastroradio II

TV documentary in Sustraia (EITB)


TV news in Telenorte (RTVE)


TV documentary in AGROSFERA (RTVE)


Main actions



Sampling and characterisation of whey from different cheese factories. Collection of data related to quantities generated and management systems.

Pilot tests

Validation of whey protein fractionation, drying and biogas collection processes using Ultrafiltration (UF), Reverse Osmosis and Anaerobic Digestion pilot plants.

Human foodstuff prototypes

Production of foodstuff prototypes based on whey or including whey as an ingredient, of commercial interest for the cheese factories or for other companies in the food sector.

Animal feed product prototypes

Preparation of animal feed prototypes with added whey for feed testing to ascertain impact on cattle, recommended amounts and means of addition.

Development of the Action Plan

An Action Plan agreed by all stakeholders must be developed to set out the applicable recovery and exploitation procedures in each cheese factory of the CAPV.

Action Plan demonstration

Full-scale demonstration of whey collection feasibility in a number of cheese factories, taking into account whey handling and processing for the uses planned in the Action Plan.

Road Map preparation

Once the technical-economic and environmental feasibility of the Action Plan is determined, a Road Map including all actions required for implementation in the Basque Country will be defined.


Layman´s report publication (summary of the results)

After the fulfillment of the actions foreseen in the the project VALORLACT they have been edited and published several documents ...
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VALORLACT project presented to the cheese sector of Cantabria in collaboration with the CIFA (Center for Agricultural Research and Training)

As part of the dissemination plan, a presentation of the VALORLACT Project action plan and roadmap, has been carried out on February 10 ...
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2nd Expert Panel for presentation of the results of the project and the Action Plan proposal

On 15 December 2015, the 2nd Expert Panel of the VALORLACT project was held at the Basque Government facilities in ...
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Completion of the pilot plant demonstration task

During December 2015, the equipment and facilities at VASCOLAC cheese factory in Zamudio were dismantled and removed following the completion ...
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Last Expert Panel will take place In December 2015

To present the project’s results to the involved sectors, an Expert Panel will held on December 2015. It will gather ...
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AZTI-Tecnalia in Wastes 2015 Conference

Carlos Bald, researcher at AZTI-Tecnalia presented his work during the latest WASTES conference, entitled “Development of new food products for ...
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Demonstration of whey collection

In order to demonstrate the feasibility of the collection proposal, a demonstration test was carried out at the end of ...
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Visit to the livestock farm of the BURUAGA cheese factory

A visit was also made this month to the sheep farm of the BURUAGA cheese factory at Etxabarri-Ibiña. The main ...
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Visit to the SIERRA DE LARA cheese factory to learn how to manage milk whey to feed livestock

In March, a visit was made to the SIERRA DE LARA cheese factory in Salas de los Infantes (Burgos), owned ...
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Visit to the EKIOLA cheese factory to see the feeding of livestock with liquid whey

Staff from the Neiker-Tecnalia and AZTI-Tecnalia technology centres visited livestock farms which produce their own cheeses and use the milk ...
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