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

Poster presentation at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
Poster presentation at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

During the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Poster Session at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, Senior Researcher Ann-Dorit M. Sørensen from National Food In…

Two oral presentations at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
Two oral presentations at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

The WaSeaBi partners have been busy disseminating results at this year's AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, where Haizhou Wu from Chalmers University of Technolog…

WaSeaBi generates great media attention
WaSeaBi generates great media attention

The news about the new dipping technology developed in WaSeaBi that extends the shelf life of seafood side-streams and thereby enables upgrading into food…

Adding value to fish backbones by mechanic separation of a mince, or by pH-shift processing to recover protein isolates
Adding value to fish backbones by mechanic separation of a mince, or by pH-shift processing to recover protein isolates

Two new studies published with support from WaSeaBi show that there is a major potential for upcycling of fish backbones to food ingredients, but processin…

Events

35th EFFoST International Conference 2021

1 Nov 2021

35th EFFoST International Conference 2021

WaSeabi is represented at the 35th EFFoST International Conference which will be held in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland from 1-4 November 2021.

Fish Waste For Profit

16 Sep 2021

Fish Waste For Profit

WaSeaBi will be presenting at the Fish Waste For Profit conference which takes place from 16-17 September 2021 in Reykjavik.

Seafood network meeting

16 Jun 2021

Seafood network meeting

Project coordinator, Charlotte Jacobsen will be presenting preliminary results achieved in WaSeaBi at a Danish online Seafood network meeting.

International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

23 Nov 2020

International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

WaSeaBi will be represented at the 3rd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants from 23 to 24 November 2020

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