Why Food Valley of Bjuv?

Changing consumer needs and behaviour give rise to new demands on the future methods of production and handling of food. Imports of fish and vegetables today represent a substantial proportion of consumption, especially as the popularity of these foods is increasing.

Consumers also increasingly demand ethical and locally produced food. Therefore, locally and sustainably produced food is one of the most important factors to secure and develop the future of the Swedish food industry.

Opportunities

The area offers an existing infrastructure adapted for sustainable and circular food production. Approved real estates, high capacity biological sanitation plant and residues are handled by the biogas plant. Bjuv municipality and adjacent landowners focus on sustainable food production and offers expansion opportunities.

Food Valley of Bjuv is a cluster where entrepreneurs and innovators get together to develop the future of food production and food companies. Networking and cooperation between research, entrepreneurs and industry is an important part in meeting future consumer and market demand.

Food Valley of Bjuv has several focus areas; sustainable food production – Green impact industry park, onshore fish farming, greenhouse cultivation, extraction of vegetable protein, innovative packaging industry and development of related supportive industry.

Industry park

Green Impact Industry Park, operated by FoodHills, is an important element in Food Valley of Bjuv and is best described as an innovation engine for small and medium‐sized enterprises. The industry park creates conditions for the exchange of knowledge between enterprises with the ambition to scale up internationally and take a position in global value chains.

Northern Europe’s largest, most energy efficient and automated cold storage facility, operated by Kloosterboer, is located in the industry park.

The industry park is located in the heart of Skåne, Sweden’s most important region for food production and agriculture. Green Impact Industry Park is the venue for developing future food production and food companies as consumers’ changing needs and behaviours impose new requirements on the future of food. In short, this is sustainable, climate‐smart food production at an industrial scale.

Industrial symbiosis

Unique conditions for sustainable food production and circular economy through collaboration and symbiosis between different companies in a variety of industries.

Equally important are our regional, national and international contacts, networks and support functions.

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Partnership & Networks

ssec
SSEC enables a new Swedish, intensive, circular and symbiotic primary production of fish and vegetables in urban and industrial environments under the concept of ”Urban Food”
SSEC enables new, healthy living environments for people in urban environments, under the term ”Urban Health”.

Krinova
Food Valley of Bjuv is linked to Krinova Incubator & Science Park (Sweden’s largest food incubator).

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
(SLU), SLU develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. This is achieved by research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment, in collaboration with the surrounding community. We seek solutions to critical problems, in theory and in practice. Our focus is on the real world and concrete problems, and on finding solutions for all life on our planet.

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The Food Academy creates conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship in food, drink and meal. We represent and support our 150 partners and members in the development of a sustainable food industry. We create innovative models that challenge established patterns and working methods. We run projects, build networks, and create meeting places that are pervaded by cross-border cooperation and open innovation. In addition, we offer competence development and implement trend tensions to raise the level of knowledge in the food industry.

Foodevolution
Food Evolution is a network where food and beverage industries meet for innovation and growth in northwestern Skåne. We target everyone who works with food.

Projects

The municipal of Bjuv and members of Food Valley of Bjuv participates in several different projects. These may be national innovation projects via the Swedish Agency for Growth (Tillväxtverket) and Vinnova or International EU projects like InterReg.

Ongoing

Testbädd för innovativ, miljövänlig behandling av grönsaksfrö

Diarienummer: 2017-03754
Koordinator: LANTMÄNNEN BIOAGRI AB
Bidrag från Vinnova: 8 000 000 kronor
Projektets löptid: oktober 2017 – september 2022
Status: Pågående

The aim of the project is to build an independent test bed used by different actors to test new innovative ideas, technologies and products for environmentally friendly and production-enhancing seed treatment. The aim is that this will lead to increased availability, increased knowledge building and a faster and wider spread of new, highly productive and environmentally friendly technologies and products for the treatment of vegetable seed.


UBIS – Urban Baltic Industrial Symbiosis

What if we could increase energy efficiency in society by start sharing resources? Industrial symbiosis offers a possibility to use our resources more efficiently, by highlighting energy consumtion and energy supply in a geographic area rather than in a single industry or building.

The public sector could play a key role to help companies identify waste resources that could be valuable input for other companies and support them to find suitable business models to realize these ideas.

The purpose of this project is to support and inspire new symbiosis projects. This project will provide tools, implement pilot projects and carry out activities to spread the project results. Since the business aspect is included in the tools, we expect sustainable symbiosis cases, and long-term effects on reduced pollution discharges.

Industrial symbiosis is a concept to make use of energy and other resources that would otherwise go to waste.

Restvärmeinnovationen

Diarienummer: 2016-02871
Koordinator: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet – Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning
Bidrag från Vinnova: 1 300 000 kronor
Projektets löptid: juli 2016 – maj 2018
Status: Pågående

We will conduct an innovation competition on residual heat use and industrial symbiosis in several stages and for more than a year’s contest period. The innovations and contest proposals will be developed in an iterative process with the competitors to get close to implementation. The purpose is to develop application-oriented innovations that increase residual heat utilization, utilize industrial symbiosis and contribute to local food production, increased social sustainability. The goal is to apply at least two applications within a couple of years after completing the competition in Lund, Malmö, Bjuv or Oskarshamn.

Finished

Växtproteinfabriken

Diarienummer: 2017-01271
Koordinator: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet – Inst för växtförädling
Bidrag från Vinnova: 500 000 kronor
Projektets löptid: maj 2017 – november 2017
Status: Pågående
Utlysning: Utmaningsdriven innovation steg 1

Kretsloppsbaserad produktion och förädling av grönsaker och fisk

Diarienummer: 2015-04412
Koordinator: Findus Sverige Aktiebolag – Findus Sverige AB
Bidrag från Vinnova: 9 627 468 kronor
Projektets löptid: november 2015 – april 2017
Status: Avslutat
Utlysning: Utmaningsdriven innovation steg 2

The final goal of the project can be expressed as providing a complete investment basis for a type-plant for circular-based production of vegetables and fish (Aquaponics).  The project’s results provide both significantly improved production processes and significantly stronger investment attractiveness.

Contact

Bengt Fellbe
Business Coordinator, Bjuvs kommun
bengt.fellbe@bjuv.se
Telephone: +46709585019
Adress: Mejerigatan 3, Box 501, 267 25 Bjuv, Sweden