Optimal utilization of seafood side-streams through the design of new holistic process lines

Waseabi Fish

Technology infrastructure and logistics

The current exploitation of the aquatic resources is hampered by inefficiency as up to 70 % end up as low-value products or waste, which is unsustainable considering the rising populations. In order to utilise this currently poorly exploited biomass for higher value purposes, provision of proper logistics and infrastructure to ensure high quality of side-streams for a prolonged window of time is essential. Also promising technologies currently available at lab level need to be adapted to industrial scale and integrated into a biorefinery approach.

Solving the challenges

The objective of the WaSeaBi project is to solve challenges that prevent more sound exploitation of the aquatic resources. This will be obtained by developing, sorting technologies, storage solutions and decision tools that will secure an efficient, sustainable supply system for by-catches, as well as for solid and liquid side-streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic processing industries to biorefining operations. This will result in valorisation of these raw materials into marketable products. By addressing side-streams from six different raw materials emerging from typical aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic processing industries in Europe, WaSeaBi will take a whole chain perspective to succeed with high quality production of:

  • Bioactive peptides for nutraceutical, food and feed applications
  • Protein-based food ingredients
  • Savoury ingredients and mineral supplements for food and feed

WaSeaBi will also construct biorefining approaches and validate selected solutions in pilot scale at the premises of participating companies. The commercial potential of the produced ingredients will be evaluated and specific environmental, economic and social impacts of the proposed solutions will be quantified. Several of the developed technologies will be transferable across seafood companies. 

Months

48

Months
Million €

4

Million €
Countries

5

Countries
Partners

13

Partners

Latest news

Spreading the word about WaSeaBi
Spreading the word about WaSeaBi

WaSeaBi attends their first event - the Blue Bioeconomy Forum conference in Brussels. After only one month into the project the WaSeaBi project partners ar…

€4 million EU project aims to ensure better utilization of the aquatic resources
€4 million EU project aims to ensure better utilization of the aquatic resources

An interdisciplinary team of 13 partners from five European countries are working together in a four-year project to optimize the utilization of seafood si…

Events

BBI JU Projects Day and Stakeholder Forum

3 Dec 2019

BBI JU Projects Day and Stakeholder Forum

WaSeaBi will be exhibiting at BBI JU Projects Day and Stakeholder Forum in Brussels

WEFTA Conference

17 Oct 2019

WEFTA Conference

WaSeaBi poster presentation at the WEFTA Conference in The Faroe Islands

Blue Bioeconomy Forum

25 Jun 2019

Blue Bioeconomy Forum

WaSeaBi participates in the Blue Bioeconomy Forum in Brussels

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