PUCV has expertise in the areas of clean production, sustainable development, mitigation technologies and renewable energy project design and implementation. They have participated in the TRITON (Industrial Water Treatment and Recycling) Network made up by 8 Ibero American countries (Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Colombia and Chile), in the Agora Partnerships Network and in the CompiteMAS® Program, where it was one of the four awardees of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Award, promoted and funded by the USA State Department.
Improvement of Agri-food processes
Improvement of Agri-food processes
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:ChileRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:EcuadorRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
Efficacitas Consulting was founded in 1994 with the mission to work for sustainable resource management throughout Latin America, providing consulting services in energy, environment and sustainable development. Efficacitas fulfils its mission with professional competence and ethics by providing technical assistance, driven by excellence and innovation, to companies, governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in natural resource management and conservation.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:CanadaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge Partner
Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.
CTCN/UNIDO Call for Proposals: Evaluation of technology funding obstacles for Chile's agrifood sectorType:NewsPublication date:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
The Climate Technology Centre is seeking proposals for the evaluation of the main obstacles to funding for investment in climate technologies which micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) face in the agrifood sector in Chile.
The agri-food industry comprises an integrated complex production chain which ranges from the primary agriculture to the mature food and beverage sector. It is considered as one of the largest sectors worldwide with significant contribution to the economic advancement of nations and major social impact.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:United KingdomRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerSector(s) of expertise:
Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:GermanyRelation to CTCN:Network Member
Perspectives Climate Group develops policy instruments for GHG mitigation for NAMAs and NDCs as well as support services for GHG mitigation projects under market mechanisms, with activities in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Perspectives supports design of mitigation documentation for efficiency in power plants, industrial boilers, and buildings, as well as municipal waste management, waste-water, renewable energy and demand-side energy efficiency. Perspectives is specialized in methodologies for baselines under market mechanisms and supporting access to climate finance.
Background: Fresh produce has been associated with microbial outbreaks around the world thought to be caused in part by improper sanitation of fresh produce. Current disinfection methods rely on harsh chemicals which may alter the flavor of the fresh food or potentially cause an allergic reaction for some consumers. Furthermore the chemicals employed in sanitation may have a significant environmental impact. Technology Description: Researchers at the University of California Davis and Drexel University have developed a unique method for disinfecting produce.
Production of Milk Protein Concentrate with Energy and Environmental Savings and Reduced Equipment NeedsType:Product
Skim milk powder which consists of lactose protein and other small nutrients provides a means for storing and moving surplus skim milk. It conventionally has been used for protein fortification of formulated food products. However the use of skim milk powder in many food applications is limited because its high lactose content can potentially jeopardize the quality of the final product through lactose crystallization. Milk protein concentrate provides an alternative dried milk protein product.
Food losses cause a waste of precious resources, including land, water, energy, agricultural inputs, and human labor, used in the production of the lost food. Food loss is caused by a lack of low-cost, effective drying technology to dry food. Currently, over 95 percent of smallholder farmers use open-air drying to dry their crops. While dryers exist, there remains a void for products that are designed to target smallholder farmers.