Help turn your agricultural waste into profit

SARDI and the Australian Wine Research Institute are conducting the Transforming Food Loss and Industry Waste into Profit Project.

This project is funded under the Industry-led Research Sub-Program (IRSP), which is part of the Regional Economic Development element of the $265 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS). SARMS is funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Primary Industries and Regions SA, on behalf of the State Government.

Project participants include:

  • Potatoes South Australia
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Accolade Wines
  • S. Smith & Son (Oxford Landing Estates)
  • Pernod Ricard Winemakers
  • Citrus Australia – SA Region
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd
  • Regional Development Australia – Murraylands and Riverland.

The 14 month project aims to map agricultural and processing food loss and industry waste throughout the Riverland, Murraylands, and Murray Mallee area, assess actual or potential waste transformation infrastructure in the region, and determine what valuable food and wine bioactives and industry waste can be turned into higher value-added products and/or bioenergy. It is intended that the project will lead to new business and product development opportunities, will further support the regions environmental credentials, and will enhance regional capabilities, investment and employment.

For the project to be successful we need your help. If you are a food or wine primary producer, processor (including food packer, manufacturer or winery) or industry support provider in the SARMS focus area please take a minute to complete the relevant survey. For some vertically integrated companies this may involve all three surveys, although different company representatives may be responsible for each survey.

All completed surveys (where contact details are provided) will go into a draw for a new 32gb iPad Pro valued at $800, thanks to AWRI.

Go to the survey for your industry:

For more information on the project please contact Dr Steve Lapidge, SARDI Director of Science Partnerships, steven.lapidge@sa.gov.au or on 0401 990 367.