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AD Across the Scales – How can we Make the Most of the Available Resources?

An essential part of the Stepping Up Project is engaging with stakeholders to better inform the research. On 28th March Stepping Up researchers Iain Soutar and James Suckling were invited to run a workshop as part of the ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association) Research and Innovation Forum in London. This annual knowledge exchange event brings together actors from across the AD sector to explore present day challenges facing AD in the UK.

Recovering the Value of Food: the Application of Technology

This blog series discusses in greater depth the rationale for selecting the particular innovations Stepping Up is interested in; Anaerobic digestion; Insect proteins, Valorisation of food waste and Diversion of surplus food. In the third of four, this blog introduces valorisation; the technical recovery of value from surplus food...

Recovering the value from food: A social perspective

This blog series discusses in greater depth the rationale for selecting the particular innovations Stepping Up is interested in; Anaerobic digestion; Insect proteins, Valorisation of food waste and Diversion of surplus food. In contrast to the other case studies chosen by Stepping Up, food diversion represents a wholly social innovation, which aims to reduce food waste and channel that resource into socially beneficial outlets, rather than maximise profits...

The role of innovation and case studies in Stepping Up: The reduction and repurposing of waste

An important part of Stepping Up is the identification of people or organisations who are currently innovating around the use of technologies and/or ways of doing things. Case studies of actors’ experiences with these innovations will help us to understand specific projects and their outcomes, with particular emphasis on whether or not they might be considered ‘successful’ in terms of advancing nexus goals, helping us move towards a more sustainable future, as well as whether and how they might be scaled up. This blog introduces the four innovations at the heart of Stepping Up; anaerobic digestion, insect protein, valorisation of waste and the diversion of food from waste streams to people’s plates.

Steppingup 2016