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VALORLACT project was invited last June the 29th to the seminar organized by CEBAL in Beja, Portugal, as part of the project called TEC-MEM. This project concerns the application of membrane technology in food and agriculture and specifically in the milk sector. CEBAL is a private technology center working in biotechnology applied to agriculture. They […]

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As part of the dissemination plan, a presentation of the VALORLACT Project action plan and roadmap, has been carried out on February 10 at the Center for Agricultural Research and Training of Cantabria, CIFA. The results and management options proposed in the Project were shared with professionals from the sector. At this meeting they were represented 11 dairy […]

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Carlos Bald, researcher at AZTI-Tecnalia presented his work during the latest WASTES conference, entitled “Development of new food products for cheese whey valorisation”.  The presentation described whey-based food developments and studies of organoleptic acceptance, composition and shelf life of these products.   Foods developed in the VALORACT project based on whey concéntrate   The 3rd […]

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A visit was also made this month to the sheep farm of the BURUAGA cheese factory at Etxabarri-Ibiña. The main livestock farm has some 800 Assaf sheep and is owned by Javier Aizpeolea. In conjunction with other latxa sheep farms in the area, milk is provided to the cheese factory for the manufacture of Idiazabal, […]

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Staff from the Neiker-Tecnalia and AZTI-Tecnalia technology centres visited livestock farms which produce their own cheeses and use the milk whey generated to feed their own animals. During these visits, information has been collected relating to the quantity of the whey generated, the number of animals fed, ways of managing the whey, the nature of […]

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Among the activities of the establishment of the Collaboration Network with other projects, on March 5 have held a meeting with ACLIMA (Association of Environmental Industries of Euskadi) at its headquarters in Bilbao, to exchange information on the VALORLACT project and COOLSWEEP project (FP7) in which participates ACLIMA. At this meeting we have studied the […]

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The progress report of LIFE-VALORLACT project was sent to the European Commission in late October. It reflects all activities carried out to date; latest advances in the development of food prototypes, animal feeding tests and biogas pilot plant activity. Furthermore, the dissemination activities carried out in journals and conferences, and the establishment of the collaboration […]

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In the context of the Collaborative Network that is being established with other centers and companies to exchange information and ideas of possible collaborations, last Friday, November 7, came to the facilities of AZTI, representatives of the mechanical engineering unit of TEKNIKER technology center (IK4). The aim of the visit was to know the generation […]

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On 18th June 2014, a new follow-up meeting including all participants was held covering progress of tasks and an on-site visit to the pilot plant installed in VASCOLAC.   Several meetings between the Basque Government, AZTI-Tecnalia and the other participants, IBERLACT, NEIKER and BM Ingeniería, have been held throughout the entire project to discuss specific […]

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