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Fall 2020- AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday

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Fall 2020- AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday

  1. 1. AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday a monthly webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute Every 2nd Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm CT www.auri.org/webinar-wednesday/
  2. 2. Funded through the Agricultural Innovation Partnership Program Catalyzing innovation, generating new ideas and supporting collaborative partnerships that advance Minnesota’s value-added agricultural industry Challenge: Map MN Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Value Chain Key AURI Takeaways: 1. Already working in FLW in a defined role, just haven’t been calling it that 2. Opportunities exist, but need a sponsor to commercialize
  3. 3. Building the Business Case for Food Loss and Waste and Stakeholder Engagement
  4. 4. FLW MN Products: Building the Business Case for FLW and Stakeholder Engagement PTR partnered with AURI to assist in developing AURI focus and path forward on FLW by quantifying opportunities that sustainably decrease FLW in Minnesota About PTR (Packaging Technology & Research) We are science and value chain experts who support clients that want to both achieve a more sustainable food system and be profitable Strategic Direction Science Advisor Sustainability Food Loss Waste (FLW) Reduction Packaging Suppliers Entrepreneurs Food Manufacturers Start-ups, food and packaging industry, organizations 30+ 12% 1,3,5 25+ Identified OTR and MVTR and mechanical packaging requirements for 30categories Decrease in package costs by optimizingpackaging materials Year Implementation plans for more sustainable packaging Options and paths forward built PTR Case Studies
  5. 5. AIP Project Team Ziynet Boz for PTR Alan Doering for AURI Ashley Harguth for AURI Katie Mahoney for PTR Jason Robinson for AURI Michael Sparby for AURI
  6. 6. Agenda 1. Project Rationale 2. Project Summary 3. At a Glance Results 4. Potential to Reduce FLW in Minnesota
  7. 7. Food Loss and Waste (FLW) is Relevant to the Food System • FLW impacts the environment unfavorably • FLW is expensive for the whole supply chain from farmers to consumers • FLW is avoidable • FLW inhibits food access
  8. 8. Solutions vary to decrease Food Loss & Waste • Supply chain solutions to lower FLW are different • Each solution needs a business case to translate the FLW into dollars to drive the solution forward • Business cases are different for each product and stage in the supply chain
  9. 9. Solutions to FLW vary in impact DIVERSION - FEED ANIMALS  AURI coproducts for animal consumption; PTR analysis identified viable projects in this arena DIVERSION INDUSTRIAL USES  AURI bio-derived energy; PTR analysis identified WTE viable projects PREVENTION - SOURCE REDUCTION  Analysis identified viable projects including: AURI coproducts for human consumption and AURI focus on farms and processors
  10. 10. AURI adds value with expertise in coproducts and processing
  11. 11. Project Focus This project focused on: • Identifying FLW solutions selected Minnesota products • Building the business case for these solutions • PTR partnered with AURI to assist in developing AURI focus and path forward on FLW by quantifying opportunities that sustainably decrease FLW in Minnesota • AURI’s traditional role in food waste reduction aligns with Source Reduction, Feed Animals and Industrial Uses
  12. 12. Agenda 1. Project Rationale 2. Project Summary 3. At a Glance Results 4. Potential to Reduce FLW in Minnesota
  13. 13. Summary of Project-Process 1. PTR blended in-field application expertise, research, and public and private databases to quantify FLW throughout the value chain and derive coproduct, packaging, processing and systems solutions 3. 12 of the 287 solutions were explored in a deep dive by the AURI- PTR Team to assess feasibility, refine solutions 2. PTR identified and quantified 287 viable product, process, packaging, and systems solutions in the value chain that reduce FLW by 1.1 Billion pounds for 7 Minnesota products
  14. 14. Summary of Project-Net 1. Opportunity! 2. AURI already working in FLW in a defined role, just haven’t been calling it that 3. AURI has the potential to expand FLW initiatives and remain within AURI core competencies 4. Opportunities exist, but need a sponsor to commercialize 5. Next steps include seeking engagement and funding from stakeholders
  15. 15. 9% 10% 45% 20%2% 5% 27% 23% 90% 1% 1% 2% 7% 3% 2% 6% 22% 25% 3% 3% 16% 16% 1% 4% 1.Canned Corn 2.Canned Kidney Beans 3.Cider 4.Wine 5.Small Cheese Processors for Whey Only 6.UnSalable Cheese at Retail 7.UnSalable Milk at Retail Summary of Work: Impact of Solutions by Category
  16. 16. Summary of Work: Opportunity Excludes: Unsaleable Milk & Cheese, and Sugar Beets Consumers Farm
  17. 17. Agenda 1. Project Rationale 2. Project Summary 3. At a Glance Results 4. Potential to Reduce FLW in Minnesota
  18. 18. Food Waste Based on MDA/USDA data and ReFED FLW values Identified and Quantified Solutions and Deep Dive Canned Corn 127,743,000 Pounds $6,756,668 34 % Waste • Deep Dive on 1 of 67 solutions • Canned Foods Lids Canned Kidney Beans 41,230,035 Pounds $33,547,800 35 % Waste • Deep Dive on 2 of 52 solutions • Canned Foods Lids • Kidney Beans and Canning – Co-Products From Bean Pieces & Agra-H20 waste solids Wine 318,901 Pounds $27,106,551 60 % Waste • 81 solutions • No deep dive Cider 690,000 Pounds $556,110 77 % Waste • Deep Dive on 2 of 42 solutions • Apples & Cider Vision sorting of bad apples • Apples & Cider Patulin removal Small Cheese Processors (excluded-above graph) 93,240,000 90 % Waste • Deep Dive on 1 of 3 solutions • Enable extraction valuable ingredients at small-scale dairies Unsalable Cheese at Retail (excluded-above graph) 45,584,000 Pounds $244,330,240 22 % Waste • Deep Dive on 3 of 9 solutions • Equipment to remove cheese from packaging and develop food or animal feed coproducts • Apply a WTE program of combined packaging and cheese Unsalable Milk at Retail (excluded-above graph) 786,092,535 Pounds $237,655,883 25 % Waste • Deep Dive on 3 of 9 solutions • Equipment to remove milk from packaging and develop food or animal feed coproducts • Apply a WTE program of combined packaging and milk Sugar Beets (excluded-graph and project total pounds) Variable at 9.4B Pounds $171,117,107 26 % Waste • 24 solutions • No deep dive
  19. 19. At A Glance I CIDER: Vision sorting of Bad Apples Cider Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 3.Cider Farm Manufacturing Distribution Retail Consumers
  20. 20. Details of Solution  Implement Vision systems to rapidly sort apples to control mold spreading and patulin patulin development  Link with apples slated for patulin removal  Mn Apple Growers Assoc  Cideries  MDA & USDA  Specialty Crop funds  FLW stakeholders  Gleaners  Univ of Mn CFANS Next Steps Economic analysis on value gained by vision sorting Apply for Specialty Crop Grant and other support FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution 362,250 pounds Address ~20-35% FLW Where FLW Occurs Long Timeline Easily Achieved AT FARMS & IN STORAGE Skill Needed for FLW PROCESS SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE FeasibilityOpportunity Size AURI Alignment Low High Low High At A Glance I CIDER: Vision sorting of Bad Apples
  21. 21. At A Glance I CIDER Apples & Cider Patulin removal 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 3.Cider Farm Distribution Retail Consumers Manufacturing Cider Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste
  22. 22. At A Glance I CIDER Apples & Cider Patulin removal Details of Solution  Enable use of apples containing patulin for for within alcoholic cider since fermentation fermentation destroys patulin  Implement patulin removal fermentation technology, food processing management, HACCP, separate stream controls Stakeholders and Funding Resources  Mn Apple Growers Assoc  Cideries  MDA & USDA  Specialty Crop funds  FLW stakeholders  Gleaners  Univ of Mn CFANS Next Steps • Apply for Specialty Crop Grant and support • Economic analysis needed on viability stream separation location and operational investment FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution • 362,250 pounds • Address ~20-35% FLW Long Timeline Easily AchievedLow High Low High AT FARMS, CIDER MILL AND FERMENTATION PROCESS SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE WASTE Where FLW Occurs Skill Needed for FLW FeasibilityOpportunity Size AURI Alignment
  23. 23. 0 5,000,000 10,000,000 15,000,000 20,000,000 25,000,000 2.Canned Kidney Beans Farm Distribution Consumers Food Shelf/BankManufacturing Kidney Beans Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste At A Glance I KIDNEY BEANS CoProducts From Bean Pieces & Agra H20 waste
  24. 24. Details of Solution  Make coproducts from broken and un- cannable solids & from wastewater via screening and ultrafiltration  Business case built by reducing BOD and cost of water disposal and environmental impact  The cost savings is not captured in FLW values Stakeholders and Funding Resources  Juicers  Animal feed processors  Can suppliers  Cannery-Seneca Foods, La Costeña (Faribault), DelMonte  Partners needed for commercialization Next Steps Economic analysis needed on viability of wastewater disposal (BOD load, tipping fees) and amount of solids in wastewater and bean pieces FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution 6,246,975 pounds Address ~5% Long Timeline Easily AchievedLow High Low High AT CANNERY COPRODUCT SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE WASTE At A Glance I KIDNEY BEANS CoProducts From Bean Pieces & Agra H20 waste Where FLW Occurs Skill Needed for FLW FeasibilityOpportunity Size AURI Alignment
  25. 25. 0 10,000,000 20,000,000 30,000,000 40,000,000 50,000,000 60,000,000 70,000,000 80,000,000 90,000,000 Total Farm Distribution Retail Consumers Manufacturing Food Shelf/Bank At A Glance I CANNED FOOD Lids Canned Food Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste
  26. 26. At A Glance I CANNED FOOD Lids Details of Solution • Resealable cans for MN canned goods • Reusable branded lids for crops canned in MN Stakeholders and Funding Resources • M-BOLD and MDA, Retailers-Krogers; Target; Whole Foods; Coops; organic canneries Next Steps • Assess if share opportunity with stakeholders • Not within AURI competencies FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution • 66,565,135 pounds • Address ~13-15% FLW Long Timeline Easily Achieved Low High Low High BY CONSUMERS PACKAGE SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE WASTE Where FLW Occurs Skill Needed for FLW Feasibility Opportunity Size AURI Alignment
  27. 27. At A Glance I UNSALABLE MILK: Produce human coproducts from unsalable milk Retail 0 100,000,000 200,000,000 300,000,000 400,000,000 500,000,000 600,000,000 700,000,000 800,000,000 900,000,000 7.UnSalable Milk at Retail Unsalable Milk Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste
  28. 28. At A Glance I UNSALABLE MILK Produce animal feed from unsalable milk Retail 0 100,000,000 200,000,000 300,000,000 400,000,000 500,000,000 600,000,000 700,000,000 800,000,000 900,000,000 7.UnSalable Milk at Retail Unsalable Milk Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste
  29. 29. At A Glance I UNSALABLE MILK Generate WTE from unsalable milk 0 100,000,000 200,000,000 300,000,000 400,000,000 500,000,000 600,000,000 700,000,000 800,000,000 900,000,000 7.UnSalable Milk at Retail Unsalable Milk Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste
  30. 30. At A Glance I UNSALABLE MILK: Produce human coproducts from unsalable milk Details of Solution • Use existing equipment to remove milk from recyclable packaging • Subsequent production of human food coproducts coproducts from recovered (not past code) milk that includes: Fat recapture, Cottage cheese, Paneer, Milk powder Stakeholders and Funding Resources • Dairy Industry; • Retailers (Hi-Vee) • Animal feed industry • Equipment developers and engineering firms Long Timeline Easily Achieved Low High Low High POST RETAIL HANDLING AT DAIRIES EQUIPMENT AND COPRODUCTS Next Steps • Economic analysis needed on viability of capturing out-of-code unsaleable milk waste for human food ingredients • Existing machinery needs to be adapted for FSMA and HACCP and general food safety • AURI coproducts expertise • Assess funding via AIP, RCDG FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution • 628,874,028 pounds • Address ~20% FLW Where FLW Occurs Skill Needed for FLWFeasibilityOpportunity Size AURI Alignment
  31. 31. FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution • 157,218,507 pounds • Address ~5% FLW At A Glance I UNSALABLE MILK Produce animal feed from unsalable milk Details of Solution • Use existing equipment to remove milk from recyclable packaging • Subsequent production of animal feed from milk Stakeholders and Funding Resources • Dairy Industry; • Retailers (Hi-Vee) • Animal feed industry • Equipment developers and engineering firms Next Steps • Economic analysis needed on viability of capturing out-of- code unsaleable milk waste for animal use or food ingredients and adaptation of existing machinery needs to be adapted for FSMA and HACCP and general food safety • Assess funding via AIP, RCDG Long Timeline Easily Achieved Low High Low High POST RETAIL HANDLING AT DAIRIES EQUIPMENT AND COPRODUCTS Where FLW Occurs Skill Needed for FLW Feasibility Opportunity Size AURI Alignment
  32. 32. At A Glance I UNSALABLE MILK Generate WTE from unsalable milk Details of Solution • Implement use WTE for combined packaging and milk Stakeholders and Funding Resources • Dairy Industry • Retailers (Hi-Vee) • Bioreactor • Landfills Next Steps • Economic analysis needed on viability of capturing unsaleable milk and packaging waste for WTE • Assess funding via AIP, RCDG FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution • 786,092,535 pounds • Address ~25% FLW Long Timeline Easily Achieved Low High Low High POST RETAIL HANDLING AT DAIRIES WTE Where FLW Occurs Skill Needed for FLW Feasibility Opportunity Size AURI Alignment
  33. 33. Manufacturing 0 10,000,000 20,000,000 30,000,000 40,000,000 50,000,000 60,000,000 70,000,000 80,000,000 90,000,000 100,000,000 5.Small Cheese Processors for Whey Only Small-Scale Dairies Value Chain Pounds of Food Waste At A Glance I SMALL SCALE DAIRIES Whey-based Coproducts at small-scale dairies
  34. 34. Next Steps • Economic analysis needed on viability of producing producing coproducts from whey • AURI coproducts expertise • Assess funding via AIP, RCDG FLW Opportunity Impact for Solution • ~93,240,000 pounds assuming 5% of cheese is from from small dairies • Address ~90% FLW by weight At A Glance I SMALL SCALE DAIRIES Whey-based Coproducts at small-scale dairies Details of Solution • Production of human whey-based coproducts at small scale cheese producers including: Whey cream, Cheese sauce, Soluble cocoa powder product, Condensed to produce whey-based cheeses (e.g. Ricotta), Products made from demineralized whey for people with lactose intolerance, Protein fraction for egg replacement, Whey-based drinks Stakeholders and Funding Resources • Dairy Industry; • Retailers (Hi-Vee) • Animal feed industry • Equipment developers and engineering firms Long Timeline Easily Achieved Low High Low High POST RETAIL HANDLING AT DAIRIES EQUIPMENT AND COPRODUCTS Where FLW Occurs Skill Needed for FLW FeasibilityOpportunity Size AURI Alignment
  35. 35. Agenda 1. Project Summary 2. Rationale 3. At a Glance Results 4. Potential to Reduce FLW in Minnesota
  36. 36. Q&A Join us next month! www.auri.org/webinar-wednesday/

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