Commercial exploitation of marine collagen and chitin from marine sources

Commercial exploitation of marine collagen and chitin from marine sources BlueCC Over the coming decades, the world will witness increased competition for limited and finite natural resources, e.g. to feed the 9 billion global population by 2050 and to handle changed demographics. An aging population requires new solutions to add life quality to those extra… Continue reading Commercial exploitation of marine collagen and chitin from marine sources

Advanced Materials using Biogenic Calcium Carbonate from Seashell Wastes

Advanced Materials using Biogenic Calcium Carbonate from Seashell Wastes CASEAWA The project “Advanced Materials using Biogenic Calcium Carbonate from Seashell Wastes” (CASEAWA) aims at producing chemically and physically functionalized biogenic calcium carbonate particles (FbCCP) using fishery industry waste seashells from mussels and oysters (7 Mton/year). FbCCP will be used in polymeric compounds and to obtain… Continue reading Advanced Materials using Biogenic Calcium Carbonate from Seashell Wastes

Optimizing land-based fish production in next generation digital recirculating

Optimizing land-based fish production in next generation digital recirculating DIGIRAS Recirculating aquaculture systems (RASs) have been developed for land-based production of sea- and freshwater species. These systems are designed to provide high biomass production while reducing resource usage and maximizing control of operational parameters. However, only a few of these parameters are systematically monitored, and… Continue reading Optimizing land-based fish production in next generation digital recirculating

Improving aquaculture sustainability by modulating the feedmicrobiome-host axis in fish

Improving aquaculture sustainability by modulating the feedmicrobiome-host axis in fish ImprovAFish As the human population surges towards 10 billion, the production and consumption of aquaculture products such as fish is expanding. Efficient and environmentally sustainable practices are therefore required to ensure long-term food security. To solve these challenges, attractive solutions include developing new feed ingredients… Continue reading Improving aquaculture sustainability by modulating the feedmicrobiome-host axis in fish

Increasing Echinoderm Value Chains

Increasing Echinoderm Value Chains InEVal Sea stars, Sea urchins and Sea cucumbers are abundant marine biomass resources that are under developed. Throughout Europe, these Echinoderms are wastefully exploited, disregarded and discarded. Researchers and industry partners in the InEVal project will advance high quality Bioeconomic products and services from echinoderm biomass. InEVal addresses societal demand for… Continue reading Increasing Echinoderm Value Chains

New catalytic enzymes and enzymatic processes from the marine microbiome for refining marine seaweed biomass

New catalytic enzymes and enzymatic processes from the marine microbiome for refining marine seaweed biomass MARIKAT The technological objective of MARIKAT is to unlock the potential of microbiomes in providing tools for emerging biorefineries of Europe to establish an unique marine bioresource, seaweed polysaccharides as a feedstock. Enzymatic refining of macroalgal polysaccharides to added value… Continue reading New catalytic enzymes and enzymatic processes from the marine microbiome for refining marine seaweed biomass

Characterization of new antibiotic principles against WHO priority pathogens of sustainable produced marine sponges for nutraceutical applications

Characterization of new antibiotic principles against WHO priority pathogens of sustainable produced marine sponges for nutraceutical applications MedSpon Marine sponges are receiving increasing public, economic and scientific interest as source of bioactive compounds representing pharmaceutical potential. As sessile organisms sponges have developed chemical defence mechanisms to avoid the covering of algae, bacteria and infectious microorganisms.… Continue reading Characterization of new antibiotic principles against WHO priority pathogens of sustainable produced marine sponges for nutraceutical applications

Marine Innovation using Novel Enzymes for waste Reduction and Valorisation of Algal biomass

Marine Innovation using Novel Enzymes for waste Reduction and Valorisation of Algal biomass MINERVA MINERVA aims to valorise underutilised seaweed biomass sustainably produced across Europe, to develop new high-value products and reduce waste in current processes. It will add value to brown algal biomass presently used at low efficiency, focused on bulk Ascophyllum (wild-harvest) and… Continue reading Marine Innovation using Novel Enzymes for waste Reduction and Valorisation of Algal biomass

Novel enhanced bioplastics from sustainable processing of seaweed

Novel enhanced bioplastics from sustainable processing of seaweed PlastiSea Conventional plastic materials are made from non-renewable resources and their pollution presents a global threat to marine environments. The EU recently voted for a complete ban of the most common single use plastics by 2021 which has significantly stimulated the interest in bio-based and biodegradable materials,… Continue reading Novel enhanced bioplastics from sustainable processing of seaweed

Microbial management in RAS for sustainable aquaculture production

Microbial management in RAS for sustainable aquaculture production RASbiome In the RASbiome project, we aim at improving the sustainability of fish production in freshwater recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) by introducing new and innovative approaches for microbiological water treatment. We will implement two fundamentally distinct biological water treatment strategies, new to RAS, to improve the management… Continue reading Microbial management in RAS for sustainable aquaculture production