An EU-funded project managed by the REA, BIOCOPAC, is developing a highly innovative and eco-friendly coating for canned foods: a tomato peel-based lacquer primarily intended for tinned tomatoes.
The derived organic wastes can be used for the production of biogas.
Results so far are positive: two patents are about to be filed.
The final outcome is expected in November 2013.
Factsheet by the European Commission / 21 January 2014
Video by TVE (Spain) / 15 December 2011