Creating Value Products in the Food Industry from Crop Waste and Biomass

Vincent Bulone

Professor, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

University of Adelaide, Australia

Professor Vincent Bulone is the Director of Adelaide Glycomics, an analytical centre for complex carbohydrates recently established in collaboration with Agilent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd, and Director of the Global Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

He is also the Director of the recently granted Research Consortium Program for Agricultural Product Development supported by the South Australia Department for Industry and Skills, focusing on the conversion of agricultural waste into high-value products, and the Research Director of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre which will be instrumental in addressing Australia’s $20 billion food waste situation.

Vincent’s research is focused in various areas of Glycoscience, comprising fundamental research on plants and microorganisms, as well as biotechnological developments towards carbohydrate-based products relevant to the following areas: Bioenergy, Biomaterials, Biorefinery, Agriculture and Waste Management, Food Sustainability and Disease Control.

Vincent is a member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts and former director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls. Prior to his recruitment in Adelaide, Vincent was the Director of the Centre for Biomimetic Fibre Engineering and the Advanced Carbohydrate Materials Consortium in Stockholm, Sweden. Vincent is the founder of the spin-out company CarbOzide Pty Ltd in Adelaide. The company exploits his recent invention on UV protective materials based on carbohydrates and natural molecular sunscreens from algae.