About BBTWINS

BBTWINS is a four-year research and innovation action project funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, aiming to increase resource efficiency in agri-food value chains.

The EU agri-food sector is at a crossroads of crisis or transformation

The sector has struggled recently, suffering from losses and inefficiencies, whilst society demands more to be done on environmental issues, all while providing secure, nutritional, and healthy food. To meet these demands of high added value products the sector has no choice but to transform.

To tackle this challenge,

BBTWINS will develop and validate two innovative digital twins in two use cases in Spain and Greece (meat and fruit production).

These will follow a multi-actor approach, integrating all the processing steps (from crop to final product) together with the valorisation of the bio-streams generated by using innovative processing treatments, all into a single platform.

The use cases will be addressed following a holistic approach including an environmental, social, and economic assessment.

The digital twins developed will integrate enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and software analytics, together with blockchain and strategic and operational logistic solutions.

Objectives

Increase biomass availability, resource efficiency and sustainability for the bio-based industry
Lower biomass losses from feedstock supply through the processing stages of the value chain
Longer storage times due to improved pre-treatment and preservation methods

Value chains

Peach production

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Pork production

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Validation of 3 new products

Bioactive compounds

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Fertilizers

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Protein concentrates

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Resources

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Consortium

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Events

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