The aim of the "Eco-design and valorisation" ACTIA ECOVAL joint technological network (2014-2018) is to develop synergies on the following themes:
- the eco-compatibility of products and processes;
- the development of a circular economy for recycling agro-industrial waste and co-products;
- the sustainability of the food industry.
This joint technological network started its five-year programme in January 2014. It follows on from the Actia Écoval joint technological network accredited for the 2007-2013 period.
This joint technological network's programme is divided into three themes and one cross-cutting area:
Sharing tools and expertise on life-cycle analysis (LCA).
Taking part in the work of the Ademe / Afnor platform related to environmental labelling.
Coordinating the Acyvia project and ensuring the long-term future of the databases created.
Contributing to the creation of LCA indicators (water footprint).
Preparing a methodology for the implementation of eco-design in the food industry.
Contributing to the "energy-efficient factory" project.
Towards a circular economy
Creating value from molecules of interest and creating a spatial database on anaerobic digestion from food industry by-products (Vamacopia programme).
The sustainability of food industries
Define sustainability criteria for agro-industry (project Acydu).
Help agro-industry companies to define their social responsibility.
Develop sustainable development indicators.
Transfer & utilisation of the results acquired in the three previous technical areas to manufacturers, institutional partners, teaching bodies, and other ACTIA joint technological networks through guides, seminars, etc.