About the company
08860 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Colm Digby & Oonagh McNerney
Affordable and clean energy
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responsible consumption and production
IRIS is an advanced engineering company that specializes in sensing and digital solutions for process optimization.
IRIS offers advanced monitoring and control solutions based on: NIR chemical monitoring (both handheld and in-line); hyperspectral imaging for foreign body detection and chemical composition analysis; digital solutions leveraging machine learning for (big) data processing, decision support, automation and data analysis.
The company is equipped with engineering workshops, food testing and wet chemistry laboratory, optics labs, and an electronics/telecommunications lab.
IRIS is ISO 9001:2008 certified and also is certified under UNE-EN-ISO 166002: Management Systems R&D&I.IRIS is an industry member if the following sectoral networks: SPIRE, SPIE and SECPHO.
IRIS is the Project Coordinator for the EU-funded Agrimax project and have extensive expertise at this level, and in particular in the context of industry-driven R&D projects, both public and private funded.
Agrimax is developing and demonstrating the production of multiple, high-value products from crop and food-processing waste.
Developing and demonstrating the production of multiple, high-value products from crop and food-processing waste.
Around one-third of all food produced each year is wasted and a significant proportion of this is at the field and food processing levels. Globally, food and crop waste adds up to economic losses of around $936 billion and is responsible for 8% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. In Europe alone, around 90 million tonnes of food and 700 million tonnes of the crop are wasted every year. Agrimax is a major EU-funded project (29 partners across 11 European Countries) aimed at addressing this problem by finding value in crop and food processing waste. The project is in the final stages of constructing two flexible, multi-feedstock pilot processing plants, in Italy and Spain to recover valuable compounds contained in waste from cereals, olives, potatoes and tomatoes to produce a cascade of innovative, waste-based, scaled-up products with superior ‘green’ credentials, including biobased packaging, food ingredients and biobased agricultural products. These products will maximise the EU’s sustainability, while providing new biobased compounds for the chemicals, food-packaging and farming sectors. The project is also developing economically competitive routes to the commercialisation of these products, using flexible, and possibly cooperatively run processing facilities.
Hungary, Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium,
Categories of application
Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Responsible consumption and production
Sector of application
Energy from waste, Industrial processes, Agriculture and farming for food production, Circular economy of solid wastes, Primary resources management