Lineage Logistics tackles food waste with fungi

Cold chain company, Lineage Logistics, has successfully concluded a two-day event it hosted in Amsterdam, aimed at tackling the challenges of food waste along the supply chain.

‘Tackling Food Waste for a Sustainable Future’ gathered students, start-ups and supply chain leaders from across Europe  to innovate, collaborate and problem solve. It was highlighted by a hackathon which asked teams to create food waste solutions.

“We are amazed by the level of talent and dedication displayed by all the participants in this hackathon,” said Lineage Logistics President Europe, Harld Peterson. “The ideas and solutions presented underscore the incredible potential of smart and driven problem-solvers to drive positive change in our industry.”

Fungi For Future emerged as the hackathon’s winning team. They impressed the judges with their innovative and scalable project that focused on the production of an alternative packaging material using mycelium, which are fungal threads found in soil that eventually fruit mushrooms. The team will receive a monetary prize and personal mentorship through a six-month incubator program, co-facilitated by Lineage, to develop and potentially implement their solution.

In other news, Schmitz Cargobull has delivered a fully electric semi-trailer to Ireland-based logistics provider, Manfreight.

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