Shaping project ends and presents its main results

Apresentação de resultados Projeto Shaping

Shaping, a project funded by the Bilateral Relations Fund, held its final seminar and presented the main results obtained

SHAPING, Sustainable and tecHno-economic digitAl models of PromINent food technoloGies , a one-year project co-funded by the EEA Grants under the Fund for Bilateral Relations, came to an end with the presentation of its main results.

This Initiative promoted the cooperation between Portugal and Norway and was implemented by Colab4Food – Collaborative Laboratory for Innovation in the Agri-food Industry in a partnership with the Reaction Engineering and Catalysis Group – Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Focused on the development of a support tool to help food companies in their decarbonization process, SHAPING allowed knowledge sharing between teams about techno-economic models and emerging food processing technologies. Based on this knowledge exchange, a simple tool, integrating techno-economic assessment with Carbon Footprint calculation, was developed to support the risk/benefit evaluation of adopting new technologies.

The project also extended to Portuguese universities and companies, with visits to their facilities to gather information and better understanding of technological processes.

On April 10th, the project's final seminar took place at the PCI Creative Science Park, where the main results obtained were presented, attended by representatives of various prominent entities in the food sector.

Additionally, to facilitate the transfer of the generated knowledge, a technical/scientific article is expected to be published later this year.