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17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
Murcia (Virtual), Spain
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Open until 21 May 2021


Next May, 2021,  the Technological Centre for the Food and Canning Industry CTC will host the 10th International Symposium on Food Technology in Murcia (Spain), making the Region of Murcia the center of attention of the food technology world once again.

The new edition of this event, which is held every two years to give firms time to carry out their R&D projects, will focus on two highly relevant topics selected by the Technical Committee of the Symposium.

The aim of the Symposium is to favor state-of-the-art technology transfer for sectoral firms; to do that, important national and international technologists have been invited to participate and share their knowledge and experience with other participants and attendees.




Speaker/ Company/ Organism


Monday, 17th May 2021

Sustainability of Food Industry

Chairs : Nastasia Belc and Presentacion Garcia

10.00 / 10.05

Welcome / Introduction

10.05 / 10.20

Mediterranean Citrus: innovative soft processing solutions for S.M.A.R.T (Sustainable, Mediterranean, Agronomically evolved, nutRitionally enriched, Traditional) products. MEDISMART Project.

Elsayed Elhabasha. NRC, Egypt

10.20 / 10.35

LIFE CITRUSPACK “Revalorization strategies within the circular economy for the use of citrus waste in green packaging and cosmetics”.

Carolina Peñalva Lapuente, AITIIP Centro Tecnológico, Spain

10.35 / 10.50

Opportunities of Antioxidant Dietary Fibers from Plant By-Products as Functional Ingredients.

Manuela Pintado. Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal

10.50 / 11.05

Application of natural ingredients for the bromatological improvement of clean label food products.

Gema Nieto Martínez. University of Murcia, Spain

11.05 /11.20

Sustainability in the olive oil production. Troil as an example of pomace treatment plant and the research Operational Group INNOEXTRACT.

José Calama. Troil Vegas Altas S.C.  Spain

11.20 / 11.35


11.35 / 11.50

Novel technology for advanced production of chitosan from black soldier fly larvae.

Diego Amores de Gea. ENTOMO Agroindustrial, Spain

11.50 / 12.05

How the food industry could meet the sustainability requirements.

Nastasia Belc, Denisa Duță, Claudia Moșoiu. IBA, Romania

12.05 / 12.20

Consumer driven development of new tomato products added with functional ingredients extracted from industrial wastes.

Sebastiano Porretta. Experimental Station for the Food Preserving Industry SSICA, Parma, Italy.

12.20 / 12.35

Development of functional ingredients rich in dietary fibre and phenolic compounds from agri-food industrial by-products.

Nieves Baenas Navarro. University of Murcia, Spain.

12.35 / 12.50

Erasmus+ EU FIELDS project: bioeconomy, digitalisation and sustainability skill needs designed with a multidisciplinary approach.

Remigio Berruto. University of Turin, Italy

12.50 / 13.00


Tuesday, 18th May 2021

Water Technologies: iWatermap project

Chairs: Pieter de Jong and Ana Belen Morales

10.00 / 10.10

Welcome / Introduction

10.10 / 10.25

LIFE ENRICH. Enhanced Nitrogen and phosphorus Recovery from wastewater and Integration in the value Chain.

M Mar Castro García. EMUASA, Spain

10.25 / 10.40

Inorganic, selective and low-cost removal of anionic compounds (NO3-) in polluted water and subsequent recovery.

Ricardo Martínez Vives. Useful Wastes S.L., Spain

10.40 / 10.55

Process filtration; from waste to value.

Jos van Dalfsen. Wafilin Systems, Netherlands

10.55 / 11.10

Regenerated membranes: an opportunity for table olives production wastewater treatment. Life SOLIEVA Project.

Sandra Meca Fàbrega. EURECAT, Spain

11.10 / 11.30


11.30 / 11.45

Safe wastewater reuse: REWATER project and agreement CTNC-ESAMUR.

Sofía Martínez López. CTNC, Spain

11.45 / 12.00

Turning food and agricultural waste into a resource for removing Emerging Pollutants from wastewater. Life Clean Up Project.

Paola Fini. National Research Council CNR-IPCF, UOS Bari, Italy

12.00 / 12.15

Contaminants of emerging concern in reclaimed water used for agricultural purposes.

Laura Ponce Robles. CEBAS-CSIC, Spain

12.15 / 12.30

NEOWork, an IT platform to quantify the Water Footprint in the integrated water cycle for food, applying Blockchain and Internet of Things technologies.

José Ángel Noguera Arnaldos. Proasistech Smart Solutions, Spain

12.30 / 12.45

Circular water management in the agri-food industry through innovation.

Andrés Pascual Vidal. Food for Life Spain platformPTF4LS, Spain

12.45  / 13.00


Wednesday, 19th May 2021

New trends, experiences and opportunities

Chairs: Eduardo Cotillas and Pedro Abellán

10.00 / 10.05

Welcome / Introduction

10.05 / 10.20

Real Time Global Traceability System for Food Contact Plastic Packaging.

BlockChain and Active Digital Identification. Simple. Fast. Sure.

Fuensanta Monzó Sánchez. CETEC, Spain

10.20 / 10.35

My international project experiences.

Yıldıray İstanbullu. Central Research Institute of Food and Feed Control CRIFFC, Turkey

10.35 / 10.50

A platform-based collaborative service model to foster a more sustainable food production system.

Henrik Stamm Kristensen. Blendhub, Spain

10.50 / 11.05

Food fraud detection.

Beatriz Carrasco. Chemometric Brain, Spain

11.05 / 11.20

Virus and food safety.

Gaspar Ros. University of Murcia, Spain

11.20 / 11.30


11.30 / 11.45

Food Print Revolution.

José Alfonso García Escribano and Patxi Larumbe Beramendi. COCUUS, Spain

11.45 / 12.00

Mintel Food & Drink Trends 2021.

Agustina Dapena. MINTEL, Spain

12.00 / 12.15

Climate-smart Practices in Agriculture: The smartROOT Project.

Panagiotis Sarigiannidis. University of Western Macedonia, Greece

12.15 /12.30

Improved Support to Entrepreneurial Development in Rural Areas of Azerbaijan.

John Toner. CTNC Senior Expert, Azerbaijan

12.30 / 12.45

Collaboration opportunities between Turkish and Spanish agrofood companies and Research centres.

Fetullah Bingül. TARIMAS, Turkey

12.45 / 12.55

Possibilities of collaboration of Romanian and Spanish companies and research centres within the frame of horizon Europe.

Ileana Iorga and Sorin Iorga. IBA, Romania

12.55 / 13.00


"If you are interested in submitting a poster presentation please contact with Angel Martinez angel@ctnc.es"

More information: Technological Centre for the Food and Canning Industry
Francisco Galvez
Phone: (+34) 968389011
E-mail: fgalvez@ctnc.es


Murcia (Virtual), Spain

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Participants 280
Meetings 87


Argentina 2
Belgium 1
Bolivia 1
Brazil 1
Chile 4
Colombia 1
Denmark 2
East Timor 1
Egypt 2
Estonia 1
Finland 1
France 1
Germany 2
Greece 5
Ireland 1
Italy 2
Jordan 1
Netherlands 4
Nigeria 1
Poland 4
Portugal 18
Romania 19
Russia 1
Slovakia 3
Spain 273
Sri Lanka 1
Sweden 1
Switzerland 3
Turkey 3
United Kingdom 5
United States 1
Total 366


Company 187
Start-up 23
University 65
Research 53
Consultant 16
Other 22
Total 366

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