𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
The potential of a circular economy continues to unfold as new ways are being developed to transform every waste from industry. Almond production offers great potential to increase circularity: almond hulls, hard shells, skin, and wastewater, can all the reused and valorised as high value produce. The challenge is to transform such by-products (for every kilogram of almonds produced, the industry is left with four kilograms of almond hulls) into high-quality materials. A solution to these residues will truly address economic, society and environmental sustainability.
Major applications are focused on biofuel production, reinforcement of plastics, as a growth medium for mushrooms, or even as a sugar base to produce beer, brandy, or tea.
This webinar focused on the Valorisation of almond industry residues and aimed to describe the almond processing industry, its by-products, and target applications. Two case-studies in the almond industry were discussed and the challenges faced in the area and how they are adapting the circular economy concept were explored.