The Cuban food processing industry generates around 500,000 t of wet by-products annually, which, although largely usable, are poorly reintroduced into the production cycle due to their non-homogeneity, high transport costs, need to adapt production facilities, and their high perishability. In the absence of appropriate treatment, the release of these by-products can lead to serious environmental repercussions. The Cuban government is therefore sustaining the development of agri-food chains with the aim of increasing their efficiency and productivity and reducing/replacing imports to ensure economically and environmentally sustainable processes. The project Incremento de la productividad y eficiencia de sectores seleccionados de procesamiento agroindustrial de alimentos en Cuba aplicando producciones más limpias y el concepto de reducción de pérdidas (IPEPAC), funded by AICS-Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo(Italy) aims to intervene in the freshwater aquaculture sector through various actions, the main ones being the implementation of a plant for the reuse of by-products and processing waste originating from the food industry for producing feed for aquaculture and the improvement of the chain efficiency of aquaculture and fish processing plants and distribution enterprises. A preliminary assessment has been done and drying of fish processing and slaughterhouse wastes or their acidification and digestion, to obtain a semi-liquid product, have been considered, but the high investment costs, high energy need and input supply chain flaws force to steer towards more sustainable options.

From waste to feed: The ipepac Project for sustaining aqualculture in Cuba / Garbati Pegna, F.; Pulido Rodriguez, Llanes J., Secci, G., Parisi, G. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1-5. ((Intervento presentato al convegno CONVENCIÓN PRODUCCIÓN ANIMAL Y AGRODESARROLLO 2022 ¨Por la sostenibilidad, resiliencia y equidad de los sistemas agrarios¨.

From waste to feed: The ipepac Project for sustaining aqualculture in Cuba

Garbati Pegna, F.;Pulido Rodriguez;Secci G.;Parisi G
2022

Abstract

The Cuban food processing industry generates around 500,000 t of wet by-products annually, which, although largely usable, are poorly reintroduced into the production cycle due to their non-homogeneity, high transport costs, need to adapt production facilities, and their high perishability. In the absence of appropriate treatment, the release of these by-products can lead to serious environmental repercussions. The Cuban government is therefore sustaining the development of agri-food chains with the aim of increasing their efficiency and productivity and reducing/replacing imports to ensure economically and environmentally sustainable processes. The project Incremento de la productividad y eficiencia de sectores seleccionados de procesamiento agroindustrial de alimentos en Cuba aplicando producciones más limpias y el concepto de reducción de pérdidas (IPEPAC), funded by AICS-Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo(Italy) aims to intervene in the freshwater aquaculture sector through various actions, the main ones being the implementation of a plant for the reuse of by-products and processing waste originating from the food industry for producing feed for aquaculture and the improvement of the chain efficiency of aquaculture and fish processing plants and distribution enterprises. A preliminary assessment has been done and drying of fish processing and slaughterhouse wastes or their acidification and digestion, to obtain a semi-liquid product, have been considered, but the high investment costs, high energy need and input supply chain flaws force to steer towards more sustainable options.
CONVENCIÓN PRODUCCIÓN ANIMAL Y AGRODESARROLLO 2022 ¨Por la sostenibilidad, resiliencia y equidad de los sistemas agrarios¨
CONVENCIÓN PRODUCCIÓN ANIMAL Y AGRODESARROLLO 2022 ¨Por la sostenibilidad, resiliencia y equidad de los sistemas agrarios¨
Garbati Pegna, F.; Pulido Rodriguez, Llanes J., Secci, G., Parisi, G
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