In order to reduce the environmental impact of our trade shows and make more sustainable events, at Alimentaria FoodTech we carry out actions that promote greater collective awareness.

We are aware that it is necessary to implement sustainable measures to fight climate change aiming to set an example for our sector.


Towards Zero Impact (TZI) is a project that contributes to the implementation of all kinds of measures in relation to sustainability, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set an agenda of goals for the year 2030 and aim to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. At Alimentaria FoodTech, we want to have a more significant impact on the following SDGs:

Consult the Sustainable Participation Guide and find all the information you need to make your visit to Alimentaria FoodTech sustainable and environmentally friendly.

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Participate by submitting a project

Participate to give visibility to the impact of your innovation on the challenge of increasing the sustainability of the food industry.

Innova and Emprende Awards reward sustainability

The FoodTech Innova y Emprende Awards, awards that encourage and recognise research and entrepreneurial dynamism, introduce in this edition, a category that rewards sustainability.

Sustainability and circular economy

Impact on sustainability and/or circular economy

Projects that improve the practices and applicability of sustainable processes and/or production resource management, as well as projects that innovate in the creation or use of more sustainable materials.

Zero Waste and Recycling in Alimentaria FoodTech​

Zero Waste is an initiative that aims to generate less waste during events and its recycling. Among the actions developed in this area, we highlight:

Installation of recycling islands for the separation and selective collection of waste into 3 fractions

100% digital invoicing

Recycling cardboard pass holder

Badge, lanyard and pass holder collection at the exit of the venue for recycling and/or reuse

All media printed on recycled paper with the FSC label

Disposal of single-use plastics in the trade show restaurants

Installation of water fountains on the exhibition floor for use by exhibitors and visitors

CO2 reduction2

We travel in a greener way

Whenever possible, our speakers and hosted buyers will travel by train rather than by plane in order to reduce the environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions of their journeys.

Public transport discount

To reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and encourage the use of public transport to move around the city, we offer a 10% discount on the purchase of the Hola Barcelona Travel Card.


DRACFORT® - Stand E151


DF REPKIT FH -30® let you repair yourself your sanitary floor at negative temperatures (up to -30°C). Another advantage is that
admits heavy traffic just 60 min (-15°C) after being installed. DF REPKIT FH -30® is a repair mortar formulated for the
maintenance of floors in the food industry, especially in cold rooms and freezing tunnels. Without breaking the cold chain: DF
REPKIT FH-30® avoids stopping frozen chambers to repair the floor. It also avoids the energy expense of re-cooling the
chamber, or not using the chamber for more than a month waiting for the works to finish. Avoid the possibility of damaging the
structure of the cold room due to thermal stress. Preventive repairs: DF REPKIT FH-30® allows you to repair the floor yourself
when the break is still small. This way, you can prevent tears from growing into a major and expensive repair. Another
advantage is that it is suitable for heavy traffic 60 minutes (-15°C) after its application. This system makes it possible to repair
damages at work without stopping your activity. Durable repairs: DF REPKIT FH -30® has a B2 adhesion level on a wide range
of supports, including wet concrete (10%) or metal. In addition, its high mechanical and chemical resistance offers long-lasting
repairs even in the most demanding environments.

Mimasa - Stand C450

Washing wáter recovery system

Construction of a rotating system to facilitate the drainage of water that accumulates at the base of plastic containers.
The client, a large Spanish company in the meat industry, particularly of cooked products, contacted MIMSA to try to reduce the consumption of water used to clean containers in their current washing machine, calculated at 60 liters per cicle, 12 cubic meters per day.
The base of plastic containers is not always smooth. On many occasions, and in order to maximize the resistance of the base with the minimum plastic, a matrix that can accumulate 50 liters of water is generated. A similar situation occurs on some sides that are not completely smooth on the outside and can accumulate 20 liters on the side.
Traditional systems position the container face down inside the washing machine, so that the outer base is facing upwards. Thus, the water that is accumulated in the base is lost in each cycle, having to be filled each time, with the consequent consumption of water, chemicals, and energy.
Thanks to the rotary washing system, the container can be drained on all sides, so that the water is collected in the relevant phase before stating the next one, which in turn is more efficient because it does not encounter accumulations of water from pervious cycles.
Once the theory has been explained and applied to practice, this system has allowed our client to reduce water and chemical products consumption in more than 80%. It has reduced to 50 liters of water per cycle, which means a daily reduction from 12 to 10 cubic meters of water and 5 liters of chemical products. H3


Wesdurlan develops a sustainable industrial pavement

Wesdurlan has created the pavement TanniumⓇ, prioritizing the protection of the environment during its production process, its application, and its disposal once its life cycle ends. Its fabrication is designed considering the circularity of the resources used during the production process, as well as in the minimization and treatment of residues.
TanniumⓇ is a monolithic pavement system designed for the most demanding industrial and sanitary environments, whose goal is to respect the environment and the health of its applicators and end users, as it is free of migrations, solvents, sulfates, and bisphenols. Additionally, is production is water-less and low in energy consumption, yielding as a result a material with a 100% recyclable PMMA composition.

PVR SRL - Stand C627

Biogas treatment by PVR Vacuum pumps for more sustainability

PVR extensive supply of vacuum pumps is part of a wider biogas upgrading plants project, based on PSA, Pressure Swing
Adsorption, a technology used to separate gas species from a mixture of gases under pressure. Treated biogas flows through
carbon molecular sieves able to adsorb carbon dioxide and some gas traces contained in biogas such as nitrogen, oxygen, and
water vapours. Continuous production is split over several adsorbers, completely regenerated with a vacuum pump that makes
molecular sieves free from waste gas, always in compliance with an automated system of gas quality analysis.

X-trong Laser Technologies SL - Stand E618

Laser marking of fruits and foods

X-trong Laser Technologies introduce an innovative way to directly label fruits and various foods using high speed laser marking technology that mainly serves the bakery industry, food industry (fruits, vegetables). In this way, the use of printed labels and stickers that can come off when transporting or handling the product and that also pollute the environment is replaced. Laser marking is permanent, non-polluting, it only affects the surface of the fruit’s rind, so the food is not damaged. The marking equipment is small, clean, quiet, low consumption, without consumables, requires minimal maintenance and is easy to use and maintain. It adapts to all kinds of sizes and shapes of food. Through the intuitive software it is easy to change the information you want to mark: Origin, brand, production date, expiration date, contact, QR codes, whatever you want. It can be marked statically piece by piece or on the fly if the laser is placed on the production line, so there are no stoppages in the process. You can also incorporate an artificial vision system to recognize the position of each food and that the marking is always perfect. With this marking process, the use of adhesives, inks and paper used in standard labeling is eliminated, elements that can contaminate food and the environment since they are often released before reaching
the consumer.

Alimentos Sanygran - Stand C261

Production of food products based on spent grain from brewerries

Alimentos Sanygran, in collaboration with Mahou San Miguel, has developed a series of products using high-moisture extrusion
technology, in which beer bagasse has been employed in the production process. This effectively utilizes a byproduct generated
by the brewing industry, promoting circular economy principles and the reuse of ingredients that would otherwise be discarded.
This initiative has led to the creation of various unique products, previously unseen in the food industry, particularly within the
plant-based sector.”

Cabosse Naturals - Stand B226

Upcycling cacaofruit

Traditionally, 70% of the cacaofruit is discarded after the beans have been harvested for cocoa manufacture. As the global cacaofruit expert, we at Cabosse Naturals have been able to unlock a whole new category of food and drink by valorizing this discarded 70% into our range of upcycled cacaofruit ingredients.
Hence we can propose the benefits of cacaofruit ingredients to our customers: Tasty, Healthy and Good for the planet and its people. Thanks to this upcycling we can decrease the carbon footprint of cocoa processing, increase the income of more than 400 farmers by more than 10% and created more than 20 jobs in the origin country.