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Collaboration is Key

The Sustainable Food Initiative is a community of partners consisting of AgriFood sector related companies, knowledge institutions and governments. All working together with only one goal: global food production to be climate neutral.  

The community is organised in three interconnected pillars suited to the different types of partners and activities:

  • Research to initiate new product and process development
  • Fieldlabs for valorisation and go-to-market support
  • Livinglab for consumer involvement and feedback

These three environments work together to accelerate innovation and transitions towards the best possible results. SFI is the initiating and facilitating community where the partners collaborate, can share data, facilities and information and is a playing field where they can work together in achieving our mission.  

AB InBev

AbInbev is one of the largest brewers in the world and brews the widely known Jupiler, Leffe, Hertog Jan, Corona and many more golden friends. They are very ambitious about sustainability and have set their own 2025 Sustainability Goals.

Projects:

Sustainable Plant Fractionation

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Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industries and Health. They combine their know-how in food processes and expertise in gas properties to help their customers to produce better food quality in a sustainable way. For example, the freezing and chilling of fruits and vegetables.

Projects:

Sustainable Plant Fractionation

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Avebe

Avebe is a cooperation of potato starch growers. They aim to get everything out the versatile potato. Thanks to innovative techniques they are able to extract proteins for the food industry. Sustainability is one of their pillars and they are looking for harmony between growing their company and our planet and it’s people.

Projects:

ReCoVR: Recovery and Circularity of valuable resourcesBringing the sustainable food system to a higher TRL levelSustainable Plant Fractionation

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Bel

Groupe Bel brings a smile on our face when we are enjoying their delicious cheeses. Sustainability is their second nature and they strive to minimalize their ecologic footprint with sustainable farming, responsible packaging and healthier food.

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Brightlands

This is an open innovative community where entrepreneurs, researches and students work on breakthroughs in the area of sustainability, health and digitalization. Together with SFI Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is working on tomorrows food. 

Projects:

Fieldlab Food, Health and IngredientsFruits and vegetables as food or medicine?

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Cargill

Cargill provides food and agricultural products and services and creates connections across the global food system. They aim to feed the world in a responsible way, reduce the environmental impact and enrich communities all over the world. 

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Cosun

‘The plant is our hero’. Cosun couldn’t be more right. They are a cooperation of growers and suppliers of plant based ingredients. Cosun has a clear ambition for 2030 to be 100% plant based and to be 100% circular. SFI is happy to help!

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Food Tech Brainport

They offer facilities and access to knowledge, funds and networks in food technology to create healthier and nutritious food. Also Food Tech Brainport is one of SFI Fieldlabs.

Projects:

Fieldlab Total Use No WasteValorization of plant-based side and waste streams

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GEA

GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Their portfolio includes machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, they enhance the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally.

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NIZO

NIZO is one of the most advanced R&D centres and brings the latest food technologies to life in their food grade processing centre. 

Projects:

The Internet of FoodSustainable Plant Fractionation

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Provincie Gelderland

Provincie Gelderland is the largest province in the Netherlands and has the ambition to be 100% climate neutral in 2030. The provinces are responsible for the regional environment.  

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Provincie Noord-Brabant

In the province Noord-Brabant the light is always shining and belongs in the top of knowledge- and innovation regions. The provinces are responsible for the regional environment.

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Provincie Zuid-Holland

In the province Zuid-Holland remains the capital of the Netherlands and they strive for a better welfare. The provinces are responsible for the regional environment.

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Symrise

You come across their products several times per day. From the minty freshness in your toothpaste, to the spark of special scent in your favourite perfume. And more importantly, they give flavour and scent to our foods and drinks. Sustainability is reflected in their entire chain. 

Projects:

The Internet of Food

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The Protein Brewery

The Protein Brewery contributes to a more sustainable world by developing novel ways of producing food proteins, deploying fermentation technologies using locally produced, non allergic and water efficient crops. This way animal based food production can be reduced drastically. It contributes to reducing global warming, animal suffering, nitrogen emissions while also providing a solution to feeding a growing population towards 10 billion people in 2050.

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TU Eindhoven

Eindhoven University of Technology educates students and advance knowledge in science&technology for the benefit of humanity. 

Projects:

ReCoVR: Recovery and Circularity of valuable resourcesThe Internet of Food

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Unilever

A global company selling fast-moving consumer goods. We all have at least one of their brands at home. Their vision is a new way of doing business. One that delivers growth by serving society and the planet. 

Projects:

Fieldlab Total Use No WasteThe Internet of Food

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Utrecht University

Utrecht University (UU) is working towards a better world by researching complex issues and make substantial contributions to society, both now and in the future.

Projects:

Living Lab

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Wageningen University & Research

The mission of WUR is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Their education and research is focussed on healthy food and environment. 

Projects:

Sustainable Plant FractionationProtein CompassValorization of plant-based side and waste streamsReCoVR: Recovery and Circularity of valuable resourcesThe Internet of Food

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