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Aim of the meeting

Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste.

Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event will provide an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organisations.

Themes to be explored will range from the adding of value to co-products through to the recovery of energy from waste streams.

The 2014 conference will be run by staff from the Institute of Food Research & University of York in collaboration with the COST Action Network TD1203 Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials and fuels (EUBis), and will comprise plenary lectures, short talks, poster sessions, and focussed workshops. Abstracts are currently invited and proceedings will be published.

Who should attend

Food and related industry and agri-food chain professionals interested in maximising utilisation of co-products, whole crop use and sustainability.

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Sponsored registrations

Six delegate fees for students or early career researchers* have been generously sponsored by the RSC Food Group.

These will be awarded on scientific merit of abstract submissions as judged by the Scientific Committee.

Please note that the sponsorship will cover the registration fee for Total Food 2014 but the winners will be responsible for the costs of their travel and accommodation.

To apply for a sponsored registration, please submit your abstract using the downloadable special template by the closing deadline of Friday 16th May 2014.  Winners will be announced by Monday 16th June 2014 and may be featured in conference publicity.

* For the purposes of this competition, an early career researcher is defined as someone who has a maximum of four years’ academic research experience since the completion of their PhD.

For all enquiries, please e-mail



Total Food 2014 will be held at the John Innes Centre  Conference Centre on the Norwich Research Park situated 4 miles west of Norwich.


Dawn Rivett
NBIP Ltd, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UA
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 450874

Conference Sponsors

Gold Sponsor



Other Sponsors

RSC Food Group


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