Circular Economy: Mapping Food Streams and Identifying Potentials to Close the Food Cycle



  • 2021 – 2027
  • Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region
  • SO 2.2 - Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
    • AG1 Research & innovation
  • 2.386.438 EUR
  • 1.789.828 EUR


University of Applied Science Salzburg (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • Austria
  • Salzburg (AT32)
  • Puch bei Hallein
Austrian Institute of Ecology
  • Austria
  • Wien (AT13)
  • Vienna
E-institute, institute for comprehensive development solutions
  • Slovenia
  • Vzhodna Slovenija (SI03)
  • Ptuj
Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (FRL0)
  • Nice
BSC, Business support organisation, ltd., Kranj
  • Slovenia
  • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
  • Kranj
Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (FRL0)
  • Marseille Cedex 02
LAMORO Development Agency
  • Italy
  • Piemonte (ITC1)
  • ASTI
IDM Südtirol Alto Adige
  • Italy
  • Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen (ITH1)
  • Bolzano
University of Applied Sciences Munich
  • Germany
  • Oberbayern (DE21)
  • München
Cluster of Environmental Technologies Bavaria
  • Germany
  • Schwaben (DE27)
  • Augsburg
  • 47.72412113.086338
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  • 46.41779384999999515.874825928236131
  • 43.704157.275177637275622
  • 46.246576514.3644724
  • 46.6033541.8883335
  • 44.90223978.2071723
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  • Establishment of Circular Food Hubs

    This output is devoted to exploiting the project results/ achievements. Exploitation plan is produced in the first year and is constantly updated during the course of the project to ensure that the results of the project and the relevant associated initiatives are successfully conveyed to the appropriate stakeholders, to the public and international community. A main focus is also laid on the appropriateness of information for local users (language, accessibility, pre-information).

  • User-friendly Intelligent Digital LCA Service System (IDLCASS)

    IDLCASS is an AI-powered platform that evaluates and measures food resource impact on CO2 emission throughout food streams based on existing and newly collected data. Data analytics in food waste and re-use potential help moving towards closed food cycles and reap best decisions in terms of quality and reliability. IDLCASS is based on a secure software to protect IP and user data. Integration of tool chains supports CE-based decisionmaking by integrating stakeholders' own cost structures.

  • IDLCASS Network Established

    Participatory processes in each phase of the project favors sustainability of results and outputs beyond the end of the CEFoodCycle project. Stakeholders along the food value stream across countries / local communities are engaged in addressing circular economy and food waste management through a bottom-up approach. By disseminating CEFoodCycle experiences and sharing know-how / results with other regions, municipalities and communities help mutual learning among users and policy makers.