|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£18,553 stipend per annum, research costs and tuition fees at UK/EU rate|
|Placed On:||22nd January 2019|
|Closes:||15th March 2019|
Project title: Valorisation of under-utilised onion waste and side streams
Supervisors: Professor Charalampopoulos, Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou, Dr Steve Elmore
Among vegetables, onion is the second most widely consumed crop, providing a relatively high value raw material for food industries. There are very large quantities of onion waste across current value chain (>6M tons in the Europe) which currently remain under exploited. The substantial amount of waste thus reduces the economic efficiency of the onion supply chain while also increasing the carbon footprint and environmental impact. The efficient food production with total usage of agricultural raw materials offers a wealth of opportunities for developing a smart circular economy. This project aims to develop technical understanding towards valorising onion side-streams using novel process technologies in order to create structuring ingredients such as fibres, bioactive compounds, and natural flavours, with the view to improve sustainability and create economic value for the food sector. The project will be carried out in collaboration with Unilever and Symrise AG.
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How to apply:
Please submit an application for a PhD in Food and Nutritional Sciences, at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/graduateschool/prospectivestudents/gs-how-to-apply.aspx quoting the reference: GS18-124 in the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding section.
Application Deadline: 15h of March 2019
Professor Dimitris Charalampopoulos, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Tel.: 0044 (0)118 3788216; Email: email@example.com
Please note that, where a candidate is successful in being awarded funding, this will be confirmed via a formal studentship award letter; this will be provided separately from any Offer of Admission and will be subject to standard checks for eligibility and other criteria.
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