The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology is delighted to announce that there is a new series of breakfast briefings taking place at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus, with the first instalment in the series centred around the topic of “Food and Farm Waste: From Waste to Resource”.

LIAT is based at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus, situated north of Lincoln.

Taking place on Friday 9th November, guests will have the opportunity to hear a variety of talks from University academics as well as industry professionals.

Tickets are free, however, booking is essential. To book your place at this talk, or a future event, please email Emma Seamer:

9th November Agenda-

8.30am Arrival and breakfast

9.00am Welcome – Professor Simon Pearson, Director of LIAT, University of Lincoln

9.10am – Tom Collison, Collison & Associates

Food waste – What’s the problem!

Tom will give a brief overview of the WRAP statistics for the UK on food waste highlighting the costs and the volumes of waste that are available for exploitation. There are opportunities out there which Tom will address and conclude with a look at government and international strategy.

9.25am – Professor Keith W. Waldron, Director, Anglia Science Writing Ltd

Exploiting agri-food chain co-products and wastes at University of Lincoln

Keith will provide an overview of the strategic and research opportunities that could arise from on-going research activities at the UOL highlighting:

  • Relevant research of staff interviewed in relation to appropriate industry sectors;

  • Potential for multidisciplinary interactions;

  • Current activities concerning current efforts to replace oil-based plastics in food packaging.

9.40am – Dr Nick Tucker, Reader, University of Lincoln

Food co-products – can the tail wag the dog?

A case study on the manufacture highly profitable products from low value fish co-products

9.50 – Mr James Miller, Chief Commercial Officer, Entocycle

Entocycle have developed patent pending technology to industrially farm insects for food production. They take waste from brewers, distillers and farmers to feed Black Soldier Fly, who in just eight days convert, into high quality protein.

10.05Mr David May, Senior Project Manager, Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Summary, questions and discussion

10.15 – Event finish