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

Secondary bio-production of low trophic organisms utilizing side streams from the Blue and Green sectors to produce novel feed ingredients for European aquaculture

Secondary bio-production of low trophic organisms utilizing side streams from the Blue and Green sectors to produce novel feed ingredients for European aquaculture SIDESTREAM To what extent is it possible to process and use nutrients from aquaculture and agriculture waste? Which novel organisms and approaches are best suited? Can these organisms serve as ingredients for… Continue reading Secondary bio-production of low trophic organisms utilizing side streams from the Blue and Green sectors to produce novel feed ingredients for European aquaculture

Seaweeds for Novel Applications and Products

Seaweeds for Novel Applications and Products SNAP Future bio economy requires marine products to meet increased needs for food, feed, materials and products. Seaweed is an underutilized resource in Europe with a great potential to be part of the solution for a future blue-bio economy with increased value creation and industry development. The SNAP-project is… Continue reading Seaweeds for Novel Applications and Products

From SustainableResources to novel marine nutraceuticals for the management of Metabolic Syndrome

From Sustainable Resources to novel marine nutraceuticals for the management of Metabolic Syndrome SuReMetS The SuReMetS project will develop novel marine ingredients from various resources such as underutilized material from fisheries and micro and macroalgae (seaweed) targeting the management of metabolic syndrome (MetS). To achieve this; novel enzymes to better process the material and access the valuable ingredients… Continue reading From SustainableResources to novel marine nutraceuticals for the management of Metabolic Syndrome