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11 April 2024

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Insect-based bioconversion newsletter N°8

This issue covers scientific and industrial news on insect-based bioconversion from February 1 to March 31, 2024.
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11 April 2024

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Insect-based bioconversion newsletter N°7

This issue covers scientific and industrial news on insect-based bioconversion from December 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024.
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18 December 2023

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Insect-based bioconversion newsletter N°6

This issue covers scientific and industrial news on insect-based bioconversion from October 1 to November 30, 2023.
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06 November 2023

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Insect-based bioconversion newsletter N°4

This issue covers scientific and industrial news on insect-based bioconversion from December 15, 2022 to March 31, 2023. Among the many recent articles, we would like to highlight the BSFCON conference and the article by Kee et al. (2023). Kee et al. (2023) carried out a literature review on the concept of insect biorefineries, which consists in using insects as a tool to convert waste into energy and other beneficial products. The authors highlight the many biotechnological products derived from insect biorefineries, such as biofertilizers, animal feeds, edible foods, biopolymers, bioenzymes and biodiesel.
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25 March 2024

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FREGATE : Flexible, Resilient, EGalitarian and Adapted environmental biorefining systems for urban TErritories

Considering different needs of a territory, different functions expected from biorefining systems by local actors (stakeholders and interested parties) at the earliest design stage, taking into account the necessities for flexibility and modularity, develop the adaptation capacity of biorefining systems to potential (r)evolutions, and even their capacity to be transformed.
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06 November 2023

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Insect-based bioconversion newsletter N°5

This issue covers scientific and industrial news on insect-based bioconversion from April 1 to September 30, 2023. Among the many recent articles, we would like to highlight the publication of Manaa et al. (2024), which focuses on the key role played by the gut microbiota of insects used for biowaste recycling.
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14 November 2023

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REUSEinCITIES : INRAE network for reusing wastewater treated reuse in cities

The management and reuse of urban wastewater must go beyond the treatment of water and recycling in an industrial context or use for irrigation on farms. If wastewater is to be incorporated into urban ecosystems, the entire small water cycle needs to be redesigned, from identifying all available resources in a territory to characterising all uses and their associated constraints to all the socio-technical systems that allow water to be treated, transported, stocked and (re)distributed.
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25 March 2024

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RéBUS : Research network for sustainable urban biorefineries

Understand the interactions between the activities that produce, process, value and consume biomass in a systematic rather than sectoral way, and account for the dynamics of the water, energy and land resources that underpin these activities
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19 September 2023

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MétabOlisme des Systèmes Agricoles et alImentaires dans le Continuum ville - hinterland

Les ambitions de la bioéconomie posent la question de la capacité des systèmes écologiques et des ressources naturelles à soutenir l’activité économique et à se renouveler. Par ailleurs, elles invitent à révéler les arbitrages dans l’allocation des ressources (alimentation vs énergie ; feed vs food etc.), entre espaces, entre usages et entre usagers.
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14 November 2023

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EDIFICE : Assessment of biorefineries to recover market gardening waste near Nantes

The goal of the EDIFICE project is to develop a method and tools to analyse “What if” scenarios that would help answer the following question: “If this biomass were treated in this type of biorefinery, how would it affect the territory’s sustainability?”
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14 November 2023

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FLY4WASTE : Assessing the risks and benefits of the entomoconversion of urban and peri-urban biowaste by the insect Hermetia illucens

Some insect species such as the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) can grow on a wide variety of organic substrates ranging from “noble” by-products (wheat bran) to waste such as pig slurry (Singh & Kumari, 2019). This capacity is now seen as an ecological way to recycle some biowaste.
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14 November 2023

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CARIBOU: CirculARIty of the Bakery prOdUction

CARIBOU is an exploratory project that brings together skills in social sciences, humanities, environmental assessment and technology to help develop bread recovery sectors.
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27 November 2023

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TEVALU : Urine recovery in territories

This project is designed to study urine recovery in territories via an innovative extraction process for use on farms, and examine how the implementation of such a structure would impact sanitation services.Separating and recovering urine at the source is of particular interest for increasing the circularity of nutrients, notably nitrogen and phosphorus since urine consists of 86% nitrogen and 60% phosphorus per person.
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22 March 2024

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PeriurbanWasteEng : Toward agricultural and food waste engineering in increasingly urban peri-urban areas: how to transform waste and for what uses?

Our consortium wishes to investigate the engineering of agricultural and food waste in a logic of circularity of flows on the scale of a large urban area, including the Saclay plateau and the plain of Versailles. We wish to explore the issue in an interdisciplinary manner, including 7 units from 4 INRAE divisions.
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25 March 2024

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INSECT4CITY : Benefits and risks of entomoconversion for recycling biowaste from urban and peri-urban zones

Entomoconversion in a circular bioeconomy approach