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SUN - sustainable and natural sidestreams

SUN - sustainable and natural sidestreams

The term food waste is a subject everyone is talking about. But changing production processes, consumption patterns and adjusting legal frameworks is a major obstacle. This applies to all parties involved in the food value chain. SUN focuses on the use of food-grade by-products in food processing and starts before it becomes waste. The aim of the project is to use side streams as good as possible and to preserve the majority as food. In this case extraction methods and drying are of great importance. It is a project of efficient use of raw materials and the development of sustainable products from side streams.


Planned project costs

1.692.693,17 €

Project Duration

1.10.2019 - 31.12.2022


Socio-cultural and territorial cohesion in the programme area

Lead Partner

Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Science

Project partners

Valensina GmbH, Mühlhäuser GmbH, Blue Engineering B.V., Manss GmbH Frischeservice , Heinz Funken GmbH & Co. KG, UM Food Claims Centre Venlo, Brightlabs BV, Brocker Möhren GmbH & Co.KG, TUN Food Innovation BV, Liquid Salads BV, GKS Packaging BV,


Financer Amount
Brightlabs BV 78.743,70 €
Provincie Limburg 80.000,00 €
UM Food Claims Centre Venlo 16.081,35 €
Manss GmbH Frischeservice 32.196,63 €
GKS Packaging BV 59.899,12 €
TUN Food Innovation BV 76.286,40 €
Mühlhäuser GmbH 33.348,27 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 120.000,00 €
EFRE / EFRO 721.290,40 €
Liquid Salads BV 47.964,30 €
MWIDE NRW 200.000,00 €
Valensina GmbH 0,00 €
Blue Engineering B.V. 0,00 €
Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Science 193.323,62 €
Brocker Möhren GmbH & Co.KG 0,00 €
Heinz Funken GmbH & Co. KG 33.559,38 €