The tool will be tested and validated for sectors such as meat, vegetables, dairy and alcoholic beverages in Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Greece. Final results will give a waste management solution for almost 50% of global waste.

MODEL2BIO is developing a pioneering decision support tool based on mathematical models to predict biodegradable waste, generated in the food processing industry, and to identify best routes for reusing this residual stream. Model2Bio will put forward a solution classified as a Decision Support System, a rule-base decision approach based on mathematical models, logic rules, cost functions and restriction. As a predictive simulation software, the tool will take into account the physicochemical characteristics of the bio-based residual streams in the agri-food sector and their utility depending on social, economic, environmental and regulatory criteria of the geographical area. MODEL2BIO combines the strengths of think-tanks, technology development entities, research centres, universities, industrial companies and public authorities from six European countries and will last three years.